Scholarships

PURPOSE

The goal of the PACC Scholarship is to provide students who demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in activities that promote awareness of the Palestinian culture, college tuition assistance, and guidance to continue such leadership at their college/university. The PACC Scholarship strives for students to serve as leaders at their college/university campus through participation in relevant campus organizations and community service; skills which would help students excel throughout their academic years and as they enter into their careers. Furthermore, the PACC Scholarship also provides assistance to deserving students presenting a financial need, and encourages their excellence in academics.

AWARDS

Up to six (6) scholarship awards are available in amounts of $3,000 annually. Awards are provided for one (1) year only, however recipients may re-apply each year. All scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or university and shall be disbursed at the start of every semester.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY/FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

Application Requirements:

  • Applicant should be able to demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in activities that promote awareness of the Palestinian culture.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior applying for a bachelor degree, a current undergraduate student enrolled in the 2016 academic year as a full time student, or working towards a post-graduate degree at a college or university in the state of Texas.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application.
  • Applicant is required to submit the below application, including an essay, updated resume, and an unofficial transcript from the most recently completed semester.
  • A letter of recommendation must be sent directly from the recommending party to PACC.
  • Applicant may be required to conduct an interview with members of the PACC Board or PACC Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicant may not be an immediate family member of any PACC Board or PACC Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship Funding Requirements: Once the scholarship is awarded, the Applicant must comply with the following requirements to avoid scholarship forfeiture.

  • Student must maintain a 2.75 GPA.
  • Student must be a full-time student.
  • Student must actively participate in one of the following:
    • a campus student organization related to their major,
    • a campus student cultural or religious organization,
    • community service (minimum 2 events a semester), or
    • be employed part-time.

APPLICATION DUE DATE

Applicants must submit the application by June 30, 2017.







APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2017

  Applicant Information
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Street Address (U.S. only)
City
State
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
How did you hear about the scholarship?
Are you an immediate relative of a member of the PACC Board or the PACC Scholarship Committee?
YesNo



  High School Education
High School
Full Address
From Year
To Year
GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
Have you graduated or obtained a GED? YesNo



  Applying or Enrolled Higher Education
Institution
Full Address
From Year
To Year
Degree Plan (Associate, Bachelor, MBA, etc)
Major
GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
Percent of tuition financially responsible for
(excluding contributions from family, scholarships, and loans)
Residency (TX Institutions only) In-StateOut-of-StateInternational Student



  Former Higher Education (If Applicable)
Institution
Full Address
From Year
To Year
Degree Obtained (Associate, Bachelor, MBA, etc)
Major
GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
Did you graduate? YesNo



  Short Answer (200-400 words)
From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?



  Personal Statement (500-1,000 words)
Upload your essay addressing the following prompt: If you were given free reign to mold the world, what steps would you take and execute to change the Palestinian situation for the better?
  Upload Resume
Prior to uploading your resume, please ensure the following topics and subtopics are also included:

Education
- Highlight your role on any projects, experiments, or studies.
- List any awards or recognition you received for academic excellence.

Extracurricular Activity/Community Service
- This section is meant to highlight your activities both in school and outside of school. The more details you provide, the better we can fully assess your commitment to extracurricular activities and community service.
- Describe your involvement in school clubs/activities. Include a short description of the club/activity, start/end dates, roles and any specific initiatives you had a significant role in.
- External community service activities, including start/end date, any leadership roles, and details of specific initiatives.

Work Experience
– Be sure to include:Company Name, start/end dates, and number of hours you work per week. Also provide your title with a description of your role and how you contribute(d) to the company.
- Describe the most significant ways you have contributed to the company and any promotions or awards you have received.
- Describe any other ways you have displayed growth at the company.
  Upload Transcript
Attach a copy of an unofficial transcript from your current high school, college, or university containing the most recently completed semester.
  FASFA (OPTIONAL)
Attach a copy of a completed FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to help support your case for financial assistance

I intend to have a letter of recommendation submitted on my behalf by a non-relative directly from the letter writer to pacc.scholarship@gmail.com.

I acknowledge the information provided in my application is, to the best of my knowledge, complete and accurate, and I understand that false statements on this application will disqualify me from the scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact pacc.scholarship@gmail.com