Picerne Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship - For Graduate Education

The Picerne Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to previous recipients of the Picerne Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship who are undergraduate college students planning to attend graduate school, have demonstrated civic leadership, community service, and are true “over-achievers”. This $2,500/year (for up to two years) scholarship is meant for deserving students who are pursuing a dream, but without this support, may not have the chance.

Student Requirements for Renewal: To receive further semi-annual installments of $1,250 students must:
*Uphold a 3.25 or higher term GPA *Be enrolled as a full-time student *Submit a semi-annual update by March 1st and September 1st for review that includes: 1. student semester update form and 2. Complete transcript including semester grades, semester GPA, cumulative GPA, and next semester’s schedule.

After approval by The Picerne Family Charitable Foundation, the student’s next installment check will be mailed directly to their college by The PEF. Under exceptional circumstances, accompanied with a detailed explanation, a GPA of below 3.25 might be approved for renewal.

Verification of college enrollment (class schedule) will be required during the summer before initial check is mailed to the college. Scholarship funds must be applied toward tuition, fees and other appropriate educational expenses.

Picerne Family Foundation
$2,500.00 - Renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Were you previously awarded the Picerne Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship?
  2. You can find the Picerne Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Education application here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JAkSq2g_jhJIS7ah9mh0qZ4HdJJw_o6O?usp=sharing
  3. Please upload your most current college transcript (unofficial).
  4. Please upload your graduate school admissions letter(s) (at least one is required for this application)
  5. Please upload your FAFSA SAR report, including the expected family contribution (EFC Score) and worksheet pages.
  6. Please upload your resume, including but not limited to: academic experience (research, independent studies, relative courses, publications, etc.), employment (internships and professional development), extra-curricular activities, volunteer efforts, and leadership experience.
  7. Short Essay #1 - 300-350 words - Why are you planning to attend graduate school? Explain how graduate school will contribute to your career goals. What do you plan to do with your degree?
  8. Short Essay #2 - 300-350 words - Discuss your personal and academic skills. Identify your strengths and weaknesses. How will these contribute to your success as a graduate student and professional?
  9. Short Essay #3 - 300-350 words - What community service projects have you participated in during your college career? If you had more time, what community service projects would you have liked to participate in and why?
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