Scholarship Evaluation

Information provided will be evaluated based on the following criteria as it is applicable.

1. Goal Statements 

Level 0, 0 Points

  • No statement of intent to succeed at Scott Community College.
  • Lacks plan for the future.
  • No reference to reasonable timeframe for achieving stated goals.
  • Essay contains many misspellings and/or grammatical errors

 

Level I, 1 Points

  • Unclear or inconclusive statement of intent to succeed at Scott Community College.
  • Incomplete plan for the future.
  • References a timeframe for achieving stated goals.
  • Essay is disorganized and/or contains misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

 

Level II, 2 Points

  • Includes statement of intent to succeed at Scott Community College.
  • Provides evidence of plan for the future.
  • Offers a general timeframe for achieving stated goals.
  • Essay is logically sequenced and contains a few minor misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

 

Level III, 3 Points

  • Clearly states intent to succeed at Scott Community College.
  • Clearly addresses plans for the future. 
  • Includes a detailed timeframe for achieving stated goals.
  • Essay is logically arranged, flowing smoothly from one subject to the next; no major misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

 

2. Student Engagement and Community Enrichment  – may be within application and/or goal statement
 

Level 0, 0 Points

  • No evidence of involvement in student engagement or community enrichment activities

 

Level I, 1 Points

  • Little evidence of involvement in student engagement or community enrichment activities.

 

Level II, 2 Points

  • Offers evidence of involvement in student engagement or community enrichment activities, but does not include what they have learned/what skills they acquired.

 

Level III, 3 Points

  • Identifies clear and detailed examples of recent involvement in student engagement or community enrichment activities and includes what they have learned/what skills they acquired.

 

Student engagement includes activities such as: student clubs, band, choir, sports, Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Program, or Student Government.

Community enrichment includes activities such as: work experience, volunteering, community service, advisory boards, youth groups, or scouting.

 

3. and 4. References (I and II)

Level 0, 0 Points

  • References from family members or friends will be given a score of 0 points. References must be from a person whose relationship with the student is either work or school related.
    Provides no positive observations regarding the student and their academic and/or leadership abilities. 
    Rated as mostly below average, poor, or unable to make a determination for the applicant’s personal dependability, motivation, leadership, ability to get along well with others, and likelihood of academic success.

Level I, 1 Points

  • Provides few positive observations regarding the student and their academic and/or leadership abilities.  
  • Rated as mostly average or below average for the applicant’s personal dependability, motivation, leadership, ability to get along well with others, and likelihood of academic success. 

Level II, 2 Points

  • Provides positive and enthusiastic observations regarding the student and their academic and/or leadership abilities.  
  • Does not identify specific examples of accomplishments.
  • Rated as mostly above average for the applicant’s personal dependability, motivation, leadership, ability to get along well with others, and likelihood of academic success. 

Level III, 3 Points

  • Clearly indicates positive and enthusiastic observations regarding the student and their academic and/or leadership abilities.  
  • Provides examples related to observations.
  • Rated as mostly excellent for the applicant’s personal dependability, motivation, leadership, ability to get along well with others, and likelihood of academic success. 

 


5. Unmet Financial Need 

Level 0, 0 Points

  • Percentage of expenses* not covered is undetermined. 
  • Student has no notable circumstances that create a financial need.

Level I, 1 Points

  • Percentage of expenses* not covered is low (~25% or less).
  • Student has unusual circumstances that indicate a minor financial need. 

Level II, 2 Points

  • Percentage of expenses* not covered is moderate (~26-50%).
  • Student has unusual circumstances that indicate a moderate financial need.

Level III, 3 Points

  • Percentage of expenses* not covered is high (~51% or higher).
  • Student has unusual circumstances that indicate a major financial need. 

*Out of pocket expenses and student loans should be considered as part of expenses.