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REALTYUSA 13TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

2/13/2008

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Explanation of Purpose:
The RealtyUSA Scholarship is awarded to a student desiring a four-year college degree. The purpose is to encourage and support the young people of the Buffalo/Niagara region in their pursuit of higher education.


Amount of Scholarship:

First place receives $1,000 cash scholarship.

Additional awards are given for selected finalists including:

  • $250 cash (2 awards)
  • $50 cash (3 awards)
  • Honorable Mention Gifts


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Student must be a senior attending a high school in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Orleans or Wyoming County.
  2. High school cumulative average of 85 or above for grades 9-12.
  3. Acceptance and proof of enrollment in an accredited 4-year college.
  4. (If acceptance not yet received before submitting this scholarship application, please note on application under colleges to which you applied. Verification to be made at time of final selection.)
  5. Evidence of well-rounded interests through participation in high school and community activities.
  6. Please submit the attached general application form fully completed with a recent photo, two letters of reference, essay, grade transcripts and parent signature. All incomplete entries will be ineligible for this scholarship.
  7. All entries must be submitted and postmarked by March 28, 2008.


Selection Criteria:

  1. Satisfactory response to all segments of this application.
  2. Review of letters of reference.
  3. Submission of a short essay or poem on one of the following topics:
  4. a) This is the house that Jack built.
    b) If you were to choose one course to be added into your high school curriculum, what would it be?
    c) Other than the Middle East Crisis, what issues are most important to the voters in the next presidential election?
    d) Half magic.
    e) Made in America.
  5. All entrants give RealtyUSA the rights to publish any excerpt or the entirety of a submitted written work with the entrant's photograph.

Who will make the selection and how:
RealtyUSA Scholarship Selection Committee

Selection Date:
Final selection of winners will be completed and notified in June 2008.


Scholarship Application Form:
Please Click Here to download or print the Scholarship Application or copy and paste this link into your browser address bar: http://www.realtyusa.com/scholarship_2008.pdf


Contact Person:
Mrs. Louise Van Wart
Phone: 716/691-5800
lvanwart@realtyusa.com


Scholarship 2008 Application"

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