Starkville Daily News
Deserving applicants sought for Civic League’s annual scholarship
Each year, the Starkville Civic League distributes scholarship application information to high school counselors for distribution to qualified applicants.
The $1,500 Camp-gaston Scholarship, with a Saturday, April 1 deadline for application submission, is awarded in May to a graduating high school senior. The scholarship is for one year, and the student must attend a 4-year Mississippi institution of higher learning.
The last week in January 2023, the scholarship committee chair distributed relevant materials to Starkville Academy, Starkville Christian School, and Starkville High School counselors. A flyer announcing the scholarship was provided so that it can be posted, and the application form was provided for the counselor to copy for students interested in applying.
The applications will be judged blind, as the scholarship committee members will not see any of the students' identifying information.
Students will be evaluated on the following criteria: the application (fully complete, followed directions, and is legible), up to10 points; the student's academic record (GPA, class rank, academic awards, and AP classes), up to 25 points; activities (participation in school and community organizations, leadership, service projects, and awards), up to 25 points; a 2-page, typed autobiographical essay, including future goals/community impact (content/organization and spelling/grammar), up to 25 points; and a type-written reference letter (observations of student's character/accomplishments and is well-written, appropriate, and persuasive), up to 15 points. ACT/SAT scores are optional, but up to 10 extra points can be awarded, and an after-school job also would earn up to 5 bonus points.
The scholarship awardee will not receive a check, because the $1,500 goes into a university account in the student's name.
Qualified students are urged to apply for the Civic League Camp-gaston Scholarship. If interested, please contact the counselor for an application. The counselor has information about where to mail the application; applications may not be delivered in person.