RASCALS Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program
1. RASCALS have established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to or are currently attending college, university, or vocational school that are affected with or have been affected by an immediate family member with ALS.
2. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
3. Two (2) Higher Education Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,500 each. These amounts are being awarded for the academic year of 2013-2014. The first 100 applications will be accepted.
4. One application per person.
5. Applicant must possess United States citizenship and resides in the United States
6. Applications must be postmarked and mailed by July 1, 2013 to be accepted.
7. Registered as a full-time (as defined by your school), degree-seeking student attending an accredited college, university, vocational school or institution of higher learning in the United States for the academic year of 2013-2014.
8. Applicant is an ALS patient or is related to one as immediate family. (Parent, Sibling, Spouse, Grandparent, Child)
9. If the ALS patient is deceased, the applicant needs to submit a copy of the death certificate not extending beyond 5 years (2008) from the date of death.
10. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. This 3.0 GPA must be for the 2012-2013 school semester.
11. All officers, directors and/or any relatives of any officer or director of RASCALS Foundation are not eligible to apply.
12. Three items are required: 1) RASCALS Foundation Higher Education Scholarship application, 2) essay and 3) most recent official transcript from last school attended (high school or higher education).
13. To receive the application packet, contact by email at email@example.com and one will be emailed to you. If you require the packet to be sent by mail, be sure to include your mailing address. If you do not have access to email, you may call for a packet to be mailed at 636-464-6704
14. Complete the RASCALS Foundation Scholarship Application. The application requires you to fill out a list of school activities, awards, academic achievements, and community projects. It also requires some very important signatures – without these signatures, your application will not be considered. (These signatures are required for verification purposes.)
15. With the application you must send your essay. The content of the essay is for you to explain how ALS has influenced you. Example: RASCALS Founder Robert A. Stehlin was diagnosed with ALS and became vastly aware that more community awareness was needed for ALS in order to find a cure and treatment. This lead to the creation of the RASCALS Foundation. Explain any involvement you may have had with activities, fundraising, etc. Express why you should be awarded the scholarship?
16. Your essay must be typed as a Word document (.doc file) between 950 and 1000 words, double-spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman. Your name should appear at the top of the essay, full capitalization and centered.
17. The essay cannot be handwritten and must be in the English language.
18. All essay entries must be original, unpublished work.
19. The scholarship application packets will be accepted from March 1, 2013 until July 1, 2013 and must be postmarked and mailed by July 1, 2013 or it will not be considered. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.
20. Upon receipt of your application packet, an email will be sent to you to confirm its arrival.
21. Please do not submit any material other than what is requested.
22. All entries become the property of RASCALS Foundation.
23. Scholarship recipient`s essays may be submitted for publication on the RASCALS Foundation website.
24. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 636-464-6704 if you have any questions.
25. RASCALS Foundation is not responsible for illegible or erroneous information written on any entry form.
26. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the RASCALS Board of Directors and awards made on the basis of several factors including school activities, scholastic achievements, awards, ambitious intentions and community projects along with the contents of the essay.
27. Entries must be postmarked by and no later than July 1, 2013, to be accepted. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted!
28. All decisions are final.
29. The RASCALS Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program is maintained and administered by the RASCALS Foundation which has full discretion to make all final decisions concerning the number of scholarships awarded each year, the amounts awarded and the recipients of each of the scholarships. RASCALS Foundation shall also have full discretion in deciding whether a scholarship is to be continued or deferred for any period of time.
30. The scholarship recipients will be determined by the Board of Directors of RASCALS Foundation on or before August 15, 2013.
Scholarship Award Announcement
31. Within one (1) week after the award decision, RASCALS Foundation will make all reasonable attempts to notify the scholarship recipient(s) by email and phone.
32. If either of the two (2) scholarship recipients cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts or fail to claim the scholarship within thirty (30) days of the award date, another applicant will be selected in their place, at a later date to be determined.
33. Only Scholarship recipients will be notified.
34. Recipients’ names will be posted on the RASCALS Foundation website, www.rascalsfoundation.org .
35. Scholarship payments will be made in two equal installments in the months of September of 2013 and February of 2014. Checks are mailed to each recipients home address and are made payable to the school for the student.
36. The recipient must agree to maintain a satisfactory grade level (3.0), fulltime enrollment (as defined by school), and will forward to the RASCALS Foundation a copy of his or her official transcript reflecting grades each quarter or semester, whichever is applicable. Payment of the Scholarship is dependent on written evidence of enrollment in an accredited college, university, or vocational school and maintaining continued full time eligibility. Winners are responsible for supplying this information to RASCALS Scholarship, 2419 Driftwood Ct., St. Louis, Mo., 63052.
37. Failure to supply the required documentation within an appropriate amount of time, as defined at the time of the awarding, will result in a forfeit of the payment, which will be awarded to another eligible applicant.
38. The scholarships are not assignable or transferable and there shall be no changes or substitutions.
39. Payment of the benefits to scholarship recipients may be temporarily suspended upon written request of the recipient under certain circumstances.
Use of Scholarship Funds
40. Scholarship funds received are intended and to be used for school related expenses.
Other Important Comments
41. In the event that the recipient’s education should be interrupted for some reason, he or she must notify the RASCALS Foundation in writing of such expected interruption and advise the RASCALS Foundation as to the cause for the interruption and the estimated date upon which the recipient expects to resume their studies. RASCALS will decide on a case-by-case basis the future of that scholarship in such an event.
42. The scholarship recipients are fully responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, licensing and any other fees. A receipt will be provided with the check you receive mailed to your home address for your tax filing purposes.
43. There are no warranties, which extend beyond the description on the face hereof. Further, RASCALS Foundation makes no express or implied representations about the contest and/or the scholarships and shall award the scholarships “as is”, “with all faults ” and without any warranties and/or guarantees, express or implied, whatsoever, including, but not limited to, no warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and no warranty of merchantability.
44. RASCALS Foundation reserves the right to interpret these rules and to make decisions concerning the award, acceptance and use of scholarships in situations not covered by these rules.