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California Park & Recreation Society - District 4 Serving Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

Youth and Teen Recreation Services (YTRS) High School Scholarship Award Application

2013 Introduction: California Park & Recreation Society, District 4 YTRS is pleased to offer scholarship awards to high school Juniors and Seniors, in an effort to provide financial assistance and to encourage and promote positive contributions to communities and the Parks and Recreation field. A maximum of two (2) $500.00 and one (1) $250.00 scholarships will be awarded annually.

Criteria and Requirements: All candidates must be students in good standing at a public or private high school. Students must fulfill all of the following requirements: a)

Have completed a minimum of forty (40) documented community service hours by the application deadline. This document must be on school or service organization letterhead.

b)

Be a current high school student of Junior or Senior standing. Please provide a photocopy of your current school identification.

c)

Must attend a high school and/or reside within Santa Clara, San Mateo, or San Francisco County.

d)

Complete all paperwork (documented service hours, copy of your high school ID, page 2 of this application, supplemental questions, and two (2) letters of recommendation) and submit it to the contact below.

Important Dates: • Applications must be received (hand delivery is acceptable) by the YTRS Scholarship Committee by 5:00PM – Friday, January 25th, 2013. • Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview by Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 (via email or phone). • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 (North Bay in Foster City) and Thursday, February 7th, 2013 (South Bay in Santa Clara). • Scholarship recipients will receive their scholarships at the CPRS District 4 Awards and Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Thursday, February 28th, 2013. Event info will be provided to recipients. Submit YTRS Scholarship applications to: Tiffany Hall Foster City Parks and Recreation Department 670 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404 Phone: (650) 286-3254 Fax: (650) 286-3521 - (Please limit faxed applications to 10 pages or less.) E-mail: [email protected] Please contact Tiffany with any YTRS High School Scholarship questions at the phone number or email above.

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California Park & Recreation Society - District 4 Serving Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

Youth and Teen Recreation Services (YTRS) High School Scholarship Award Application

2013 Deadline for submissions: 5:00PM – Friday, January 25, 2013 *Please complete the following with blue or black ink.*

Personal Information: Name: _____________________________

Phone: (

) ________________

Address: ___________________________

City: _______________________

Zip: _______

Email: _____________________________ Education: Grade Point Average: _____________

Present High School: What year are you?

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Please circle one.

Name of College or other educational/vocational institution you plan/hope to attend in the fall of 2013 (if graduating):

References: Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a teacher, counselor or youth advisor/worker. Supplemental Questions: **Please limit supplemental responses to two (2), type-written pages. Single or double-spaced.** 1. Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live. Give examples of specific projects in which you have been involved with. 2. What are some of your extracurricular activities? How have these positively impacted your life? 3. Articulate the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish them. 4. Financial need may be considered. Please indicate any financial circumstances that this scholarship may help overcome.

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California Park & Recreation Society -

application deadline. This document must be on school or service organization letterhead. b). Be a current high school student of Junior or Senior standing.

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