University Women of Flagler (UWF) awards scholarships annually.
How do I apply (or reapply) for a scholarship? High school seniors should contact their Guidance Counselor. Past year recipients will be contacted by Jeanne Nix about re-applying. Application Deadline: January 2024.
Purpose of the Scholarship: To enable and encourage outstanding high school students to pursue a college degree.
Type of Scholarship: An award based on the student’s academic standing and enrollment in an accredited college or university.
Criteria for Scholarship: 1. Be a female and a resident of Flagler County for at least one year. 2. May not be a relative of a UWF member. 3. Be a graduating senior of an accredited high school. 4. Complete the application process through the Flagler Education Foundation website platform to include the following: a. A current transcript of credits indicating a minimum high school average of B or a GPA of 3.0, and SAT/ACT scores. b. Two letters of recommendation: one personal (an adult but not a relative) and one professional (teachers, religious or community leaders, school administrators, etc.) c. An essay of between 500-750 words that addresses: i. Educational/career goals ii. Present accomplishments (special awards, honors, etc.) iii. Employment experiences iv. Involvement/participation in school and community activities v. Leadership roles in school, the community, and/or work experience vi. An explanation of why the student is applying for this particular scholarship (include any financial concerns). vii. Directions will encourage students to write this as an essay and not just as a list of items. Consideration will be given to writing skills. 5. Pell grant applicants will be given preferential consideration. 6. Provide proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university when available.
Assessment of Application for Scholarships Applications are assessed on a 100-point scale as follows: 1. Essay (50 points) a. Educational/career goals b. Present accomplishments (special awards, honors, etc.) c. Employment experiences d. Involvement/participation in school and community activities e. Leadership roles in school, the community, and/or work experience f. An explanation of why the student is applying for this particular scholarship (include any financial concerns). g. OPTIONAL paragraph: Any extraordinary circumstances the applicant might wish to share, i.e., family history, financial concerns, personal circumstances, etc. h. Strong writing skills. i. Overall evaluator impression
2. Recommendations (20 points) a. Who wrote the recommendations? b. What was said in the recommendations?
3. Transcript Information (30 points) a. Cumulative grade point: district/state b. Class rank c. Classes taken: standard, honors, AP, IB, Cambridge, Dual Enrollment d. SAT/ACT score e. Diploma expected: AA, IB Diploma, Cambridge Diploma
Scholarship Award: At least $500 per year.
Criteria for Renewal of the Scholarship:
Scholarship recipient may re-apply
Continued enrollment at an accredited college or university
Overall grade point continues at 3.0 or higher
Future scholarships are dependent upon availability of funds
Inform UWF of your intentions by contacting the UWF Scholarship Committee
Miscellaneous: 1. The selection committee will consist of current members of the Scholarship Committee. 2. The Scholarship Committee will review all complete applications and make its selections in a timely manner. 3. If there are any questions, call the Vice President for Scholarships.
UWF Contact: Scholarship Committee Chairperson Jeanne Nix at 407-247-1830 or email email@example.com. To apply, please contact your Guidance Counselor who will direct you to the Flagler Education Foundation portal. There you will find the online UWF scholarship application.