Southeastern Council - Region 3 Scholarship Program
ELIGIBILITY: the following are the guidelines the applicant must meet:
- Be a legal resident of the U. S. and be enrolled in an ACBSP Region 3-member associate-degree, baccalaureate/graduate-degree institution. This includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the sections of Bermuda.
- Have completed at least 15 college/university semester hours (or equivalent) by the start of the spring semester of the year of application.
- Be enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree in business or its equivalent, either currently or during the first semester following the awarding of the scholarship.
- Be sponsored by one business faculty member. This faculty member shall be the contact person contacted by the organization via e-mail. This person cannot also be the Department Chair, Dean or Provost.
SELECTION CRITERIA: All material must be submitted electronically.
- The applicant must electronically submit an official college/university transcript documenting a grade point average (business subjects and cumulative) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- A letter of recommendation must be submitted from the Department Chair, Dean or Provost of the school. This person cannot also serve as the faculty sponsor. Submit the administrative recommendation in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature on the outside, across the flap.
The applicant must describe extracurricular and community activities in which he/she participates, particularly those activities related to the field of study. Any honors, awards, and commendations should be included. The maximum length is 1000 words.
The applicant must complete an essay on the following topic: "How does business add value to society?" The maximum length of the essay is 1000 words. The essay will weigh substantially in the scholarship awarding process. The essay will be scored by the ACBSP Region 3 Scholarship Committee using a rubric with the following critical elements:
- focus on topic (awareness of audience clear and maintained throughout);
- organization (logical order, coherence, and unity);
- quality of thought (demonstration of critical thinking that is clear, insightful, in depth, and relevant to the topic);
- use of language (uses language that engages the reader and expresses complex ideas clearly);
- use of sources (where applicable, uses sources effectively and documents them accurately); and
- mechanics and usage (without errors in spelling, grammar, paragraphing, and manuscript format).
The essay must be typed in Microsoft Word formatted on letter size, 8.5 x 11 inch, with 1-inch margins on each side. Arial, Times New Roman, or Georgia 12 pt. are the only fonts that may be used. A header (last name, first name, middle initial) should be included on each page in the top right corner. All application materials must be submitted electronically.
- Scholarship Amounts: Two 1st Place Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and two 2nd Place Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded annually at the discretion of the organization. There is a three-year maximum limit for awards per student.
- Distribution: Two scholarships (1st Place: $1,000 and 2nd Place: $500) will be awarded for students at associate-degree institutions. Two scholarships (1st Place: $1,000 and 2nd Place: $500) will be awarded for students at baccalaureate/graduate-degree institutions. Each recipient must be enrolled at a different school. Awards will be announced at the June Region 3 Business meeting with the awards made after the recipient’s fall enrollment is verified.
- Recipients: Scholarship recipients will be announced at the June Region 3 business meeting. Recipients MUST BE ENROLLED in their institutions in the Fall Semester and enrollment will be confirmed with faculty sponsors prior to the awarding of the scholarships. Recipients will be invited to the fall regional meeting dinner to be recognized, but if they are not in attendance, the funds will be provided to the faculty member in attendance or mailed to the recipients.
Weighting of Categories to Determine the Recipients
- Academic Merit/Performance: 25 points
- Achievement (Extracurricular/community activities): 25 points
- Essay: 50 points
Application Procedure and Deadline
The scholarship application form MUST be completed and sent it with supporting documents. Download it here.
The completed application packet, including the Application, Essay, Official Transcript, and the Letter of Recommendation from the Department Chair, Dean, or Provost should be sent to the Region 3 President for dissemination to the Scholarship Committee. Applications must be received no later than May 4, 2018.
E-mail Completed Application Packet to:
ACBSP Region 3 Scholarship Committee
ATTN: Mrs. Jamie H. Conrad, President
ACBSP Region 3
Charles M. Snipes School of Business and Economics