THE LOU & CONNIE MILLER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

THE LOU & CONNIE MILLER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION / HISPANIC AMERICAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE

APPLYING FOR THE AWARD
Students interested in applying for the award should do so through their school office and should express, in a brief essay, how they exemplify each of the points listed in the scholarship criteria-see attached form. The essay should be in 12 fonts, double-spaced and no more than one page single-sided per each of the three listed criteria.

On a separate page, please type school, name, address, e-mail address and telephone number and staple this to essay page. Student’s name and school’s name should not appear anywhere in your essay, except on the cover page. This is to keep the judges from knowing who submitted the essays-to make the process anonymous and fair.

SELECTION PROCESS
A committee of the Hispanic American Foundation members will select SIX award recipients from the group of candidates.  Only four candidates may be submitted by each high school. Essays and contact information should be sent to the Hispanic American Foundation, 2210 S. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74114.

NOTIFICATION
The candidate selected will be notified directly by the Hispanic American Foundation office, using contact information provided with the application. The winning student’s school will be notified as well.

THE AWARD
When the Hispanic American Foundation office receives notification that the scholarship winner has been accepted and has enrolled in a college or university, a check in the amount of $3,000 will be issued to the college or university that the winner will be attending on behalf of the scholarship winner.

TIMING

School offices must forward their application and criteria selection(s) to the Hispanic American Foundation by Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Final selection will be made, and the winners notified in April. The students will be asked to attend the Hispanic Student Luncheon and Career Fair on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to be recognized.

If you have any questions, please contact the Hispanic American Foundation at 918-584-3333 Ext. 2 or e-mail haftulsa@haftulsa.org.

 

LOU & CONNIE MILLER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION’S SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

1. “A Well Defined Need, Purpose, and Motivation to Pursue a Higher Education”: Include in your essay why you need help in attending college and how you feel you can benefit from the college experience. Indicate what academic area you want to study and why; your goals and objectives of possessing a higher education; what you would like to do after completing your college degree.

2. Maturity & A Strong Sense of Values: Lou Miller was a graduate of Tulsa University with a degree in accounting and became a very successful entrepreneur. He put himself through college without assistance by having a paper route. Connie Miller was a teacher and a horse breeder. They believed in a good education, conservative values, and hard work. If you were to receive this award, how could you make the Miller’s proud of your accomplishments?

3. “Student Development: Learning Outside the Traditional Classroom”- Students learn much outside the traditional classroom through active participation in student organizations, service learning activities and leadership programs. Include in your essay evidence of participation in student development activities in high school and how you plan to continue to develop to your fullest potential.

Summary: The Lou & Connie Miller Scholarship recipient should display personal characteristics of each of the criteria above. The key components are a well defined need, purpose, and motivation to attend college; maturity and a strong sense of values; student development.

The essay should be in 12 fonts, double-spaced and no more than one page single-sided per each of the three listed criteria.

If you have any questions, please call 584-3333, Ext. 2 or e-mail haftulsa@haftulsa.org.
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2017 Lou & Connie Miller Charitable Foundation Scholarship