Hey hi hello, Dear Reader! It’s been a while. How you doin’?
In two short weeks, *deep breath* I will be graduating from Stanford University. Cap and gown attire, far-away family flying in, laughing and crying and reminiscing — the whole shebang. In these final moments leading up to this birth into adulthood, I’ve been writing a final paper, spending lots of time with friends, soaking up drops of sunshine, and teaching English in my spirit country of Brazil. (<- Click for video explanation!)
As I look back on the grand ol’ College Experience™, I cannot express my gratitude for you enough, Dear Reader. Cath in College has undoubtedly been one of the most formative aspects of my Stanford experience. And in all its love and wisdom, this community has given me the incredibly precious opportunity to express myself unapologetically: a Stanford student, a creator, a writer, a lover of learning, a twenty-two-year-old-just-going-along-for-the-ride. And now as you have supported me these past four years, I want to do the same.
Now Accepting Submissions for the Cath in College Scholarship!
After months of organizing this past spring, my team and I are excited to release the application form for the Cath in College Scholarship! We will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to one deserving Dear Reader/Dear Viewer to put towards college-related expenses.
Who is eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply if you are a rising high school junior or senior financially preparing to pursue higher education, OR you are a current undergraduate student at a four-year college or university.
How can this scholarship money be used?
Scholarship funds must be used for academic-related expenditures. This includes (but is not limited to) tuition, textbooks, housing, and testing and application fees.
How will the scholarship recipient be chosen?
Our team will review applications holistically. While we will consider factors such as financial need and academic merit, we are looking for passion, energy, and a genuine drive to learn.
I have more questions.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will write back as soon as possible!
Thank you, Dear Reader, for your love and support. My Stanford experience would not have been the same without you.
Sending love always,
Cath and CiC Line Producer Victoria
Deadline: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:59PM PST
In addition to completing the form below, please submit your most recent transcript to email@example.com with the “<Last Name, First Name> – CiC Scholarship Application” as the Subject Title. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. In addition, you may choose to attach up to THREE optional supplementary materials, including:
- ACT, SAT and/or SAT Subject Test Scores. Only for high school students and rising college freshmen. Unofficial score reports are acceptable. All reported scores count as ONE supplementary material.
- Graded Final Essay or Research Paper. Limit your writing sample to 5 pages double-spaced. In addition, provide a description of the class and the prompt or purpose for which you are writing.
- Graded Individual Class Project. Attach your project as a hyperlink. In addition, provide a description of the class and the purpose of your project. Group projects are not permitted.
- Résumé. This option is best to demonstrate work and/or volunteer experience otherwise not reflected in the form below.
- Visual Arts Portfolio. Portfolios may include up to 5 images, including but not limited to sketches, drawings, paintings, and photography pieces. Each portfolio counts as ONE supplementary material. Pieces in a portfolio are not required to share a theme or style, however, applicants may choose to submit multiple portfolios if they would like to demonstrate their talent in multiple mediums. For example, an applicant may submit a photography portfolio and a sketching portfolio as TWO separate supplementary materials.
- Talent Sample (Video). Samples may not exceed 5 minutes, including but not limited to instrumental performance, vocal performance, dance, and film. Each video counts as ONE supplementary material. Each individual video may NOT showcase more than one talent category, and applicants may choose to submit multiple videos if they would like to demonstrate their talent in multiple categories. For example, an applicant may submit a dance video and a piano performance video as TWO separate supplementary materials.