In addition to the obligatory common forms, nearly all scholarships require additional documents — most commonly Confidential Evaluation Forms, essays, or a list of references. Information, instructions and advice for each of these types of documents can be found below. Students with further questions on these or any supplementary documents that are not discussed here should email Ms. Raenell Rafferty (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Lisa Roberts (email@example.com).
Students must complete the Student Bio and receive confirmation that it has been processed before submitting any scholarship documents.
Click the links below for instructions and advice on each supplementary document type.
The instructions linked above are for students applying to scholarships. If you have been asked to submit a Confidential Evaluation Form on behalf of a student and have questions, please email Raenell Rafferty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A scholarship essay is a chance for students to introduce themselves to a scholarship committee in their own words. These statements are an opportunity to discuss your accomplishments, experiences, and your goals and hopes for the future. As such, the essay is an important part of your scholarship application and students are encouraged to be thoughtful and thorough when planning, writing, and editing scholarships essays.
Scholarship committees may ask applicants for one or more ‘references’, also known as a ‘List of References’. A reference is an individual in your life (teacher, coach, mentor, employer, etc.) who can vouch for your character, skills, and goals. A reference does not use a confidential evaluation form. Instead, students provide the names and contact information for one or more individuals (depending on the scholarship) and the scholarship committee contacts your references while reviewing your application.
If you are applying to multiple scholarships that require references, make a separate list of references for each scholarship.