2023 Celebration of Excellence - Scholarship Application

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All scholarship application materials must be received by Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. We encourage you to apply early. The Celebration of Excellence Scholarship Committee will not consider any additional materials other than those requested. Scholarship applications are considered complete when each of the following items has been submitted: 1) ONLINE APPLICATION: The scholarship application (including applicant’s signature and parent’s signature) must be completed and submitted online to the Celebration of Excellence website (https://oaklandbayarealinks.org/the-celebration-of-excellence/). Mailed or emailed applications will not be considered. 2) TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (SUBMIT ONLINE ONLY): Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, school administrators, community leaders, and/or clergy must be uploaded online to the Celebration of Excellence website (https://oaklandbayarealinks.org/the-celebration-of-excellence/) by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. All letters of recommendation must include the student’s first and last name and must be printed on high school/district letterhead. 3) OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT (SUBMIT ONLINE ONLY): Your most recent official high school transcript is required to be uploaded online to the Celebration of Excellence website (https://oaklandbayarealinks.org/the-celebration-of-excellence/) by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. A minimum cumulative (not weighted) GPA of 3.4 is required for consideration. 4) EMAIL THE OAKLAND BAY AREA CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED: Once you have submitted the completed application online, please send an email to oaklandbayarealinkscoe@gmail.com with your first name, last name, and school in the subject field from the student applicant’s email address. This email will be used to communicate any missing materials or problems with the application.
  • You can find your EFC on the first page of your Student Aid Report (SAR). Note: Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number that schools use to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, docx, doc, rtf, pdf, jpeg, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please upload a recent color photo of yourself.
    Two Letters of Recommendation from teachers, counselors, school administrators, community leaders, and/or clergy are required to be submitted/uploaded online by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. All letters of recommendation must include the student’s first and last name and must be printed on high school/district letterhead. Please acknowledge this requirement by reading and checking all of the boxes in this section.
    Your most recent official high school transcript is required to be submitted/uploaded to the Celebration of Excellence website by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Please acknowledge this requirement by reading and checking all of the boxes in this section.
    Once you have completed and submitted the online application, please send an email to oaklandbayarealinkscoe@gmail.com with your first name, last name, and high school in the subject field from the student applicant’s email address. This email will be used to communicate any missing materials or problems with the application. Please acknowledge this requirement by reading and checking all of the boxes in this section.
  • Statement of accuracy: I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary to promote the scholarship program.
  • Statement of accuracy: I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me and/or my student is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that my student's picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary to promote the scholarship program.

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