The online endowed scholarship application will be on MyPark in the My Student Financial Tools Section in the previous Fall. This form can only be done electronically. You will need to be admitted before completing this application. It has a deadline of February 1 but you will want to have your part done by the end of December to give your recommenders a month to do their part. Applicants should write their 300 to 500 word autobiography/personal statement (be sure to also let us know about your future plans) in a word document. It can be pasted into the application. Also you will need the e-mail addresses of the two people you want to write recommendations. The only way for the recommendations to become a part of your application is for the recommenders to respond to the e-mail/link requests generated from the electronic application. Separate recommendations will not be accepted (paper or e-mail). If you have previously attended Park University then at least one of the recommenders must be a Park University professor. The other recommender can be a professor/teacher, employer/supervisor, coach or counselor. If you are a transfer student the first recommender must be a professor from your previous school. If you are a first time freshman then your first recommender must be a high school teacher.
- Have at least one other person review your application package, and supporting documents, including your Personal Statement.
- Proofread your application. Pay particular attention to any spaces you have left blank; blank spaces can deem your application incomplete and ineligible! If the answer is zero, write in "0" rather than leaving a blank spot.
- Your application and your transcript represents the picture of you the selection committee has. Always type or neatly print information in black ink. Make sure your application appears sharp and professional.
- Do not presume to know which questions are applicable to you. We may deem applications incomplete and ineligible when students have "second guessed" the application and decided for themselves which questions apply to their situation. If you write N/A as an answer you risk eliminating yourself from the selection process. Simply answer all questions to the best of your knowledge. Also double check, did you answer every question exactly as it was asked?
- Only answer what is asked, volunteering unneeded information could actually effect your evaluation negatively!
- Re-read your work and ask: "would I give an award to this person, if all I knew about the person was in this envelope?