- Supplemental Questions
- Check the box below to indicate that you have read the procedures and guidelines of this scholarship. Click here to see the guidelines
- How long have you been a resident of The Links, Incorporated - Gateway Chapter's area (St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County in Missouri; or St. Clair County or Madison County in Illinois.)
- HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: Upload your complete high school transcript. If you are a high school senior, upload your high school transcript INCLUDING GRADES THROUGH THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER.
- Are you a full-time high school student?
- Update your Scholarship Central General Application to list the college/university you plan to attend. If you are undecided at this time, list the schools to which you applied below:
- Upload a letter of acceptance you received from a college or university.
- List scholarships and financial aid that you already know you will receive for next year.
- Dollar Amount
- Program/Scholarship Name
- STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR): Please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report. The SAR is the document resulting from the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be filed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once you have completed the FAFSA, upload your SAR here.
- Upload your Financial Aid Award Letter from the school you plan to attend.
- Describe any circumstances in your home or family which may affect your finances or educational plans. This could include physical conditions, disabilities, family issues, or anything else pertinent to your situation.
- List high school activities (sports, clubs, offices, etc.).
- 1. Activity
- 2. Describe involvement (position, office, award, letter, recognition)
- 3. Years
- List Community Activities (Church, Scouts, Volunteer, etc.)
- 1. Activity
- 2. Years
- 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
- List any awards, honors or leadership roles NOT included in the questions above.
- Award, honor or leadership role
- Explain how you have significantly participated in and promote(d) organizations and activities in the African-American community.
- Write an essay (not more than 400 words) on *ONE* of the following topics. Beware of plagiarism.
1. In January 2021, President Joe Biden appointed 16 people to serve in his Cabinet. If you were to select a position in the President's Cabinet what position would it be and why? Please provide three specific points to support your position selection.
2. Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and best selling author of GHOST (2016) and the New York Times best-selling Track series (2016-2019), talked with high school students about how they were coping with COVID19 as well as with the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Comments during the conversation included "It's sad and exhausting"; "It's okay to be okay"; "Give yourself grace"; "Continue to talk". What does either comment mean to you? What are your positive and/or negative take-aways from the pandemic and insurrection experiences?
3. The St. Louis region has a rich heritage of producing notable African American athletes, musicians/artists, business women/men, and community leaders. Select one of the following individuals and detail the extraordinary achievements they contributed to the world. Upon learning of these accomplishments, what impact do they have on you as an emerging leader?
Margaret Bush Wilson
4.What motivated your decision to pursue higher education, the university and what inspired your major area of study?
- SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: If you filled out the recommendation question on your General Application, please select it from the drop down below. If you did NOT complete the recommendation on your General Application, enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
- SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL SECOND RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
- By typing my full name below, I certify that I have read, understand, accept and agree to the Procedures, Guidelines and Deadlines for the Dr. Lillian Adams Parks Scholarship. I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this application is true, complete and accurate. I understand that any alteration, concealment or falsification of any information or material will result in my disqualification as a recipient or potential recipient of the Dr. Lillian Adams Parks Scholarship. I understand it is my responsibility to make sure that the application is completed and submitted by the required deadline. If not, my application may be disqualified from the awards competition and may not be considered for an award. This application, upon receipt, becomes the property of The Gateway (IL) Chapter of Links, Incorporated. To comply with the provisions of the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974, I hereby grant permission for school officials to release my school records and other requested information, if necessary.
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