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Senior Resume/Scholarship Application

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Wilson High School Scholarship

Application Requirements

Due Friday, October 18, 2019

(No later than 3:00 pm)

 

Seniors must complete all 6 items below in order to be eligible for over 80 Wilson and community scholarships.  

 

  1. Fill out an official Scholarship Application
  2. To be considered for financial need-based scholarships please fill out the Financial Information Form  (Please note; all students must complete this form, there is an option to exclude yourself on the application)
  3. Autobiographical Statement: One-page typed autobiography including any unique or unusual experiences or circumstances in your background that you want the scholarship committee to be aware of as they consider you for scholarships.  See Below
  4. Two (2) copies of your high school transcript provided to you by your English teacher.
  5. Senior Resume Template
  6. Submit two (2) copies of your resume packet (resume and transcript) to the box in the Student Support Center by Friday, October 18, 2019, no later than 3:00 pm. Make and keep a copy for your own personal records as well!

If you need help with your scholarship application, feel free to see Ms. Sroka, Ms. Gonzalez, or Ms. Orange in the College and Career Readiness Center.

Don’t forget to check the weekly Wilson Scholarship Bulletin located on the College and Career Readiness Center webpage under Important Links and Downloads for other scholarship opportunities. Also, ask employers, churches/synagogues and other community agencies for potential scholarships.


 

 

Autobiographical Statement ~ Academic Resume

Fall 2019

Due Friday, October 18, 2019

(No later than 3:00 pm)

 

Directions: write a 350 word or less response to the following prompt to be included with your Wilson High School Academic Resume

 

Prompt: Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.*

 

Things to consider: 

An educational opportunity can be anything that has added value to your educational experience and better prepared you for college. For example, participation in honors or academic enrichment program, or enrollment in an academy that’s geared toward an occupation or a major, or taking advanced courses that interest you — just to name a few. 

If you choose to write about educational barriers you’ve faced, how did you overcome or strive to overcome them? What personal characteristics or skills did you call on to overcome this challenge? How did overcoming this barrier help shape who are you today?

 

Do’s

  • Write persuasively

  • Use “I” statements

  • Stay on topic about YOU

  • Proofread and edit

  • Solicit feedback

  • Reread

  • RELAX!!!!!

Don’ts

  • Use inappropriate humor/inside jokes

  • Creative writing (poems, cliches)

  • Quotations

  • Generalities

  • Repetition

  • Acronyms

  • Ask philosophical questions