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WOLCS Alumni Scholarship Program

WOLCS Alumni  Scholarship Program

WOLCS Alumni Scholarship Program


Scholarship Program

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the West Oak Lane Charter School, we have created the WOLCS Scholarship Program. This program will provide financial assistance to support alumni students (graduates of WOLCS) pursuing college and/or career training programs. We realize that finances are often a barrier to completing academic programs; therefore, we hope students who are in financial need will be encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Scholarship checks for the students who are selected will be sent directly to the financial aid officer at the institution.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a graduate of West Oak Lane Charter School.
  • Applicant must be either completing high school or a current college student enrolled in or accepted in an accredited college or university program.
  • Applicant must be matriculating during the applicable academic school year.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates on a scale or four (4.0).
  • Applicant must submit an essay as described in the application requirements.

Application Requirements

Please submit only one application and indicate your scholarship of interest (See Scholarships of Interest attached.) Please note: Incomplete Applications will not be considered!

  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Personal Statement (up to 3 pages, double spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins) Please describe self, career goals, commitment and interests, description of how you feel your character and aspirations match up with the individual associated with the scholarship you are applying for, as well as how your WOLCS experience has prepared you for success.
  • Official High School or College Transcript(s) from all Institutions
  • Current Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (according to the enclosed guidelines).
  • Applicant must personally accept scholarship award at the WOLCS Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on May 22, 2019

Email to:
Michele Jones, Senior Director of Development – mjones@wolcs.org

The application submission period will close April 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS OF INTEREST


The Sharmain Matlock-Turner Academic Achievement Award

The Sharmain Matlock-Turner Award is bestowed upon a WOLCS alumni who is currently an outstanding high school student who is striving to become a future leader in community & economic development and/or education. Mrs. Matlock-Turner’s legacy has been her unwavering commitment and dedication to improving the futures of the city’s children through academic enrichment, technology and innovation. For 20 years, she has given of her time, talent and treasure to WOLCS. The Award contribution is $2500.00 and is awarded to a senior high school student accepted to an accredited university/college to help defer the tuition costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.


The Congressman Dwight Evans Public Service Award

The Congressman Dwight Evans Award was established to recognize outstanding achievements among WOLCS alumni who are striving to become future leaders in public policy and/or public education. Congressman Evans has dedicated his life to the cause of urban renewal, working tirelessly to provide economic and education opportunity to those who too often live in the shadows, the poor and underserved. The Award contribution is $2500.00 and is awarded to a WOLCS alumni currently attending an accredited
university/college to help defer the tuition costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.


The Chestnut Hill College Partnership Award

The Chestnut Hill College Partnership Award was established to recognize outstanding achievements among WOLCS alumni students who are striving to become future leaders. The Award contribution is $2500.00 and is awarded to a senior high school student accepted to or a current student attending Chestnut Hill College to help defer the tuition costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.


The PK Financial Group Leadership Award

The PK Financial Group Leadership Award is a special category to recognize the distinguished leadership and academic achievement among WOLCS alumni who are striving to become future leaders at a trade or technical school/college. The award contribution is $2500.00 and is awarded to a WOLCS alumni accepted to or currently attending an accredited trade or technical schools/colleges to help defer the tuition costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.