POOIA 2016 Student Scholarship Fund

POOIA 2016 Student Scholarship Fund

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Members of POOIA Student Scholarship Committee, in consultation with POOIA Board Of Trustees, award multiple scholarships to full-time graduate/undergraduate students enrolled in universities/institutions in the state of Georgia. The scholarship recognizes students who exhibit intellectual curiosity and philosophical creativity. Candidates are also expected to have a sustained record of academic excellence. The scholarship amount for each student awardee is $1,500.

Selection Criteria Include: Academic Merit, Intellectual Curiosity, and Philosophical Creativity. Students who have overcome obstacles related to health, family, educational or economic disadvantages are also strongly encouraged to apply. Any circumstances that demonstrate strength of character and potential for great achievement should be stated in your application (examples include: professional excellence, community outreach and service, initiative and leadership potential).

Application Materials should include the followings:

  • A short Cover Letter;
  • A Brief Biography (about 150 words);
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) – include contact information;
  • Statement Of Purpose (about 2 pages):

Provide relevant information – such as: your background, current academic stage/grade/program, short and long term plans (where do you see yourself 5 years from now), a non-technical description of creative/novel projects/work that you have been involved with achievements so far, community service, obstacles and how you overcame them, …

  • Miscellaneous and/or supporting documents:

Transcript, copy of any awards, …

All documents listed above should be emailed (as attachments; ONE PDF file) to: [email protected]

  • Letters of reference:

Two academic letters of reference are to be emailed directly to: [email protected]

(Important: the letter writers are expected to email the letters to us via their professional email address.)

Deadline: October 31, 2016

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