Continental Societies, Inc.® awards five Scholarships to deserving young people – one in each of the four regions of the Societies, and one National recipient. The Scholarship Application and more details concerning Eligibility, Selection Criteria and Additional Information and Requirements will soon be made available.
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior attending college for the first time. Applicant must have applied to and been accepted by a four-year college or university.
Each applicant must submit an Essay (500 word minimum). The essay should include the following:
Long range and Short term goals, Plans for Educational Support (financial, academic, etc.), Organization (writing is confident and clearly focused), Vocabulary should reflect a strong beginning, middle and end with clear transitions, a clear point of view, consistent sentence structure, use of consistent agreement between parts of speech.
Statement identifying why applicant should receive the scholarship.
Personal Achievements including honors and awards (School, Community, Church and/or Employment).
The applicant must have a personal interview with the local Chapter Scholarship Committee and provide a picture suitable for publication.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Letter of Graduation Substantiation signed and dated from school official (principal or counselor on institution letterhead)
Copy of College Acceptance Letter
Official High School Transcript (must have school’s official stamp or seal) or Letter of Substantiation. Official transcripts will be waived during a pandemic if they cannot be attained.
Three Letters of Reference (from either School Personnel, Community, Church or Employer)
List of Memberships and Affiliations and List of Honors and Awards
APPLICANT’S CHECKLIST AND ENDORSEMENTS
Applicants must apply through a local Continental chapter and advance through the Regional level in order to compete for the National Scholarship.
Each applicant must complete and attach the Scholarship Application Checklist verifying all components submitted, and agreement to comply with scholarship requirements.
Page 3 of the application provides Continental Societies, Inc.® policy statements which must be initialed or signed as indicated, by the applicant.
Continental Societies, Inc.®
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION