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​​​Application Specific Scholarships

CGCC Scholarship Opportunities for 2014-2015 ​

The scholarships listed in this section require a separate application and some are program specific.  Please follow the instruction in the "To Apply" section by each scholarship description.  Also, note the deadline date for each scholarship as they do vary.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed in order to open the applications.  Adobe Acrobat Reader software is free and can be downloaded.

Marine Corps Scholarship foundation Deadline: Tuesday, March 03, 2015
 

​Scholarship applicants must be the child of one of the following:

  • Active Duty or reserve U.S. Marine
  • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Active duty or U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
  • Veteran U.S. navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to a Marine Unit

Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2014 tax year that does not exceed $94,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income
  • Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or career training school in the upcoming academic year. We verify accreditation through College Navigator.  Students attending schools not listed in College Navigator will not be eligible for an award

The amount of the scholarships vary

 

Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for children of the fallen:

The Scholarship Foundation guarantees scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years ($7,500 a year) to eligible children of the following:

  • Children of Marines and veteran Marines who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001
  • Children of Marines and children of Navy Corpsmen attached to a marine unit, who were killed in combat operations after September 11, 2001
  • Children of Navy Religious Program Specialists attached to a Marine unit who were killed in combat operations on or after September 27, 2008; or
  • Children of Marines who were killed in training after September 27, 2008

Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for children of the wounded:

The Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship support of $6,000 to $40,000 over four years ($1,500 -  $10,000) to eligible children of the following:

  • Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attached to a marine unit who were wounded in action in any war or conflict
  • Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attached to a Marine unit who were permanently retired from the Marine Corps or Navy as a result of their service related injury
  • Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attached to a Marine unit whose parent is currently ill or injured and serving with Wounded Warrior Regiment/Battalion

Limited Grandchildren Eligibility:

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation administers programs for several Marine Corps associations that offer scholarships to the grandchildren of their members.  To qualify, students must provide proof* of their grandparents' membership in one of the following associations AND meet the established criteria set forth by the Scholarship foundation.  There are no exceptions.  These programs receive limited funding and now all who apply will receive a scholarship award.

  • 4th Marine Division Association of WWII
  • 5th Marine Division Association of WWII
  • 6th Marine Division Association of WWII
  • 531 Gray Ghost Squadron Association
  • 3rd Battalion/26th Marines**
  • Basic Class 3-56 Graduate***
  • Marines' Memorial Association
  • USMC/Combat Helicopter Association

*Proof of membership can include; membership card roster list, letter from the association indicating membership.  Proof of membership can include; membership card roster list, letter from the association indicating membership. 

**DD214 must indicate qualifying grandparent served with 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines.DD214 must indicate qualifying grandparent served with 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines.

***Must provide proof that qualifying grandparent graduated from The Basic School in March 1956

  Marine Corps Scholarship foundation  Application
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Deadline: Saturday, March 28, 2015
 

Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to African-American women
  • Open to graduating high school seniors entering a four-year college or university
  • Or are community college students transferring to a four-year college or university
  • Have a minimum G.P.A (grade point average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Are interested in careers in education (for the Dr. Peggy L Payne Memorial Scholarship only)

Applications will be evaluated as follows:

  • Academic Readiness...Class rank/GPA/Sat or ACT scores
  • Essay...Grammar/neatness/presentation/response to topic
  • School and Community Service
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)...One letter from your school and one from the community
  • Application Packet...Overall presentation and neatness
  • Financial Need..

Amount of scholarships range from  $500 to $3000

 

  Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Application
Dr. Alma S. Adams 2015 Scholarship Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
 

​The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for outreach and health communications to reduce tobacco use among priority populations.  two scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown a commitment to reducing tobacco use through community service for an underserved community and through the use of visual arts.

The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following:

  • A record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community and the best use of the visual arts, social or digital media art, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising community awareness of tobacco's harmful impact or countering tobacco use by a priority population. 

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Applicant must provide evidence of community activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control.  The community service activity should be described in the personal statement.
  2. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report).
  3. Student pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field will be considered eligible.
  4. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (B average) for the most recent academic year.
  5. Student must be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident to apply.

 

  Dr. Alma S. Adams 2015 Scholarship  Application
Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline: Friday, May 08, 2015
 
Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Must live or work in Chandler, Arizona or be a current student at any high school servicing Chandler or attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must be actively enrolled at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for the 2015-2016 academic year with a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Grade Point Average must be 3.0 or higher (for high school students applying).
  • Field of student must be business related.

 The award amount varies and will be based on financial need.  The Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Committee selects recipient(s).

  Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarship Application