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ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship

ISTG is proud to announce the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship. This award recognizes the outstanding all-around academic achievement and commitment to community service by an 8th or 9th-grade student attending a US school.
 
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    CHICAGO, IL, December 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ISTG is proud to announce the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship. This award recognizes the outstanding all-around academic achievement and commitment to community service by an 8th or 9th-grade student attending a US school. The recipient of this award will receive a $250 check issued directly to them. In addition, recognition plaques will be given to both the award recipient and their school. Factors such as academics (honors, former awards, current GPA, etc.), remarkable community service, leadership experiences, extra-curricular activities (sports, arts, school clubs, etc.), perseverance and resolve in the face of adversity, and any other achievements relevant to ISTG will be taken into account in the scholarship determination process. In addition to these aforementioned factors, candidates will also have to submit an essay.

Key Dates

Application Process Opens: December 2nd, 2013
Application Process Closes: February 21st, 2014
Notification Date: May 26th, 2014 (to both the school and student recipient)
Scholarship Awards
$250 check to the student recipient of the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship
A recognition plaque bearing the name of the scholarship recipient
A recognition plaque for the winner's school

Eligibility

The ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship is awarded to 8th and 9th grade students attending a US school.
To be eligible all applications for the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship have to be submitted between December 2nd, 2013 and February 21st, 2014. Any applications received after February 21st, 2014 will be automatically disqualified.
The selection of the recipient of the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship will be based on:
Academics (honors, former awards, current GPA, etc.)
Leadership experiences
Notable community service
Extra-curricular activities (sports, arts, school clubs, etc.)
Perseverance (resolve in the face of challenges and obstacles)
Essay
One recommendation letter by a current teacher of the student applicant
One recommendation letter from a recognized leader in the student's community or school that speaks to the student's dedication to community service

Please Note

Essay responses may be used by ISTG for a variety of purposes including publishing.
The winner's check and ISTG's recognition plaques (one for the winning student and the other for the school) will be mailed directly to the school to be remitted to student.
The ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship winner must provide all necessary information to ISTG within three months of notification date to prevent the scholarship being forfeited.
ISTG reserves the right to modify any aspect of the scholarship at any time with or without prior notification.
Granting of scholarship is not guaranteed by applying to the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship.
The ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship is awarded based on merit, not need

For additional eligibility requirements and application instructions, please go to the ISTG website.

http://www.istg-africatomorrow.com

ISTG - The Innovative Science & Technology Group - is a Chicago-based non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to the advancement of science and technology in underserved communities primarily within the US and Africa.



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