Tuesday, August 13, 2013

COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP


Purpose:  Honor Senior Airman Mark Forester and his sacrifice through the presentation of one $2,500 scholarship to a deserving and eligible applicant. 

As an enlisted CCT, with a bachelor’s degree, Mark believed strongly in education and set an example for all others to follow; this ideal will be captured through the presentation of this scholarship.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.  A family member (dependent) of any active duty Combat Controller or Special Tactics Officer.

2.  A family member (dependent) of any current Combat Control Association Regular, Life, Honorary, or Associate member.

2.  Have applied to an institution of higher learning.

3.  Have a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or better (from high school or college) with records showing college-level abilities and preparation.

4.  Complete scholarship application in accordance with the application procedures listed below.



COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
POLICY LETTER

1.  Scholarships are based on scholastic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities and interests.

2.  At least one scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded and the recipients must meet the eligibility requirements.  The amount will vary based upon the amount of donations received.  The goal is to award at least one scholarship of $2,500 to every eligible student that applies.

3.  Official, written verification of the recipient’s registration/enrollment from the institution of higher learning must be received by the Scholarship committee prior to distribution of funds.

4.  The CCA Scholarship Chairperson will mail the scholarship check directly to the individual.

5.  If the winner ceases to attend classes at the school of choice and does not transfer to another school, the scholarship winner will return any remaining funds to the CCA.

6.  The winner(s) will be notified prior to receiving the award.  If the original winner declines acceptance of the scholarship, a subsequent winner will be notified as soon as possible.  Failure to respond to the CCA Scholarship Committee within 20 days of notification with acknowledgement of acceptance of the scholarship constitutes a declination of the scholarship.

7.  Any student planning delayed school enrollment must notify the CCA Scholarship Chairperson and the scholarship money will be held in the student’s name for 12 months after notification.
COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
SELECTION PROCEDURES

Judging will be by an impartial committee of five people (to include one CCA board member, one active duty STO, one retired STO, one active duty CCT and one retired CCT).  Board member will be the tiebreaker if necessary.  Otherwise the board member will not vote. 

How selection is made:  Judging will be by an impartial committee working independently; no committee member will be related to any applicant.

Judges will base their selections on the applications submitted.  Applicant’s name, race, and sex will not appear on any portion of the application seen by the judges.

The scholarship recipient will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

·         Verification of eligibility
·         Application completed in full
·         Scholastic achievement (class rank, ACT or SAT scores, grade point average, academic courses, etc.)
·         Extracurricular activities and interests (honors and awards, school and community involvement, JROTC, outside employment); consideration will be given for number of high schools attended when there was limited opportunity to participate in activities due to frequent school transfers
·         Financial need
·         Judges’ overall evaluation of the application data



COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. Complete the application.

2. Forward to the applicant’s guidance counselor or appropriate school equivalent to complete the Student Data Information Form and print a copy of your high school or college transcripts.

3. Mail completed application packages no later than 1 Oct 2013 to:

Combat Control Association Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 432
Mary Esther, Florida, 32569-0432


COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION FORM

Student basic information (Not to be used during applicant evaluations)

NAME:                                                                                    DATE:

ADDRESS:

 STATE:                      ZIP CODE:                  

HOME PHONE:                                               BIRTH DATE:

STUDENT’S DEP MIL ID CARD EXPIRATION DATE:

STUDENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY or STUDENT ID NUMBER:

PARENT or GUARDIAN NAME:

CCT/CCA SPONSOR:                                                  RANK:             (AD-RET-DEC)

PARENT/GUARDIAN PHONE NUMBER:

STUDENT’S EMAIL ADDRESS:

(Not to be used during applicant evaluations)


COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION FORM PAGE 1

1. Family’s Total Gross Annual Income:

2. Number of Dependent Brothers/Sisters:                      Ages:

3. High Schools/Colleges Attended (last four years)



 Name of School City State/County Grades:



4. List special honors, awards, etc (scholastic and community) received during high school years (use a separate page is necessary):

5. List participation in graded/non-graded extracurricular activities, sports and JROTC, etc, indicate school year (use a separate page is necessary):


6. List participation in community activities (Red Cross, church, etc, use a separate page is necessary):




COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION FORM PAGE 2

7. List all employment during the last four years; include time frame and position held (use a separate page is necessary):


8. State your intended educational objectives and long term goals (use a separate page is necessary):


9. Give names and complete mailing addresses of institutions of higher learning to which you have applied for admission (use a separate page is necessary):


10. Give names and complete mailing addresses of institutions of higher learning to which you have been accepted for admission (Write “NONE” if applicable) (use a separate page is necessary):



COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION FORM PAGE 3

11. List sources and amounts of non-repayable moneys you have been awarded for college (use a separate page is necessary).  Write “none” if applicable.




I have read and fully understand the criteria, policy letter, and application forms. I verify all information given as true and correct to the best of my knowledge.




 ________________________________________                       ________________________________________

Signature of Student                                                             Signature of Parent/Guardian


COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION FORM

STUDENT DATA INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATION FORM

This form should be completed by an authorized representative of the school.  This form, along with the student’s official transcript and scholarship application, must be mailed to: Combat Control Association Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 432, Mary Esther, Florida, 32569-0432.

Note: This form MUST accompany the scholarship package.  Please attach a copy of student’s official transcript and complete the following information:

Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________________

Number in high school graduating class: ________________

Student’s high school class rank: _________________________

High school percentile rank: ______________________________

Year of graduation: ________________________________________

Grade point average (based on weighted scale): _______________________________________

SAT scores (possible 800/section):

 Verbal: __________

 Combined: __________ (possible 1600)

 Math: __________

ACT scores (possible 36):

 Composite score: _________

If currently enrolled in college:

 College GPA: _________

 Total college credit hours: _________


COMBAT CONTROL ASSOCIATION
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION FORM

STUDENT DATA INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATION FORM (cont)

Counselor or equivalent recommendation: Yes: ____ No: ____

Additional Comments (list any advanced college or college prep courses taken by student):




____________________________________________________
Signature of Guidance Counselor or Equivalent

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