PACC Scholarship Program

PURPOSE

The goal of the PACC Scholarship is to provide students who demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in activities that promote awareness of the Palestinian culture, college tuition assistance, and guidance to continue such leadership at their college/university. The PACC Scholarship strives for students to serve as leaders at their college/university campus through participation in relevant campus organizations and community service; skills which would help students excel throughout their academic years and as they enter into their careers. Furthermore, the PACC Scholarship also provides assistance to deserving students presenting a financial need, and encourages their excellence in academics.

AWARDS

Four (4) scholarship awards will be awarded annually. The awards will be given to the student for the duration of their time at university as they work towards receiving their undergraduate degree, the award will be given for up to four (4) years for a total of $7,000.

Award Details

Tiered Distribution
Year 1: $2,500
Year 2: $2,000
Year 3: $1,500
Year 4: $1,000

Winners will not need to reapply, they must however continue to meet eligibility criteria to obtain all funding.

This scholarship is only available during the student’s time studying for their undergrad degree and does not roll over into any higher education endeavors.

All scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or university and shall be disbursed at the start of every semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Application Requirements

  • Applicant should be able to demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in activities that promote awareness of the Palestinian culture.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior applying for a bachelor degree or a current undergraduate student enrolled in the 2019 academic year as a full time student at a college or university in the state of Texas.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 at the time of application.
  • Applicant is required to submit the below application, including an essay, updated resume, and an unofficial transcript from the most recently completed semester.
  • A letter of recommendation must be sent directly from the recommending party to PACC at Scholarship@PaccHouston.org. The letter cannot be written by a family member.
  • Applicant may be required to conduct an interview with members of the PACC Board or PACC Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicant may not be an immediate family member of any PACC Board or PACC Scholarship Committee.

Funding Requirements

Once the scholarship is awarded, the Applicant must comply with the following requirements to avoid scholarship forfeiture.

  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of least 2.75.
  • Student must be enrolled in school full-time.
  • Student must actively participate in one of the following:
    • a campus student organization related to their major,
    • a cultural or activist student organization,
    • community service (minimum 2 events a semester), or
    • be employed part-time.

APPLICATION DUE DATE

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019


APPLICATION

  Applicant Information
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Street Address (U.S. only)
City
State
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
How did you hear about the scholarship?
Are you an immediate relative of a member of the PACC Board or the PACC Scholarship Committee?
YesNo



  High School Education
High School
Full Address
From Year
To Year
GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
Have you graduated or obtained a GED? YesNo



  Applying or Enrolled Higher Education (Texas Only)
Institution
Full Address
Start Year
Remaining Semesters
Degree Plan (Associate, Bachelor, MBA, etc.)
Major
GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
Percent of total tuition due that applicant is responsible for (adjusted for scholarships, family contributions, loans, etc.)
Residency (TX Institutions only) In-StateOut-of-StateInternational Student



  Former Higher Education (If Applicable)
Institution
Full Address
From Year
To Year
Degree Obtained (Associate, Bachelor, MBA, etc.)
Major
GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
Did you graduate? YesNo



  Short Answer (200-400 words)
What makes you a good candidate to receive this scholarship?



  Please note, we currently cannot accept .DOCX files.
  All other file types are accepted at this time.
  Personal Statement (500-1,000 words)
As Palestinian descendants are becoming further removed by time and distance from their land and culture what do you feel are the most effective ways to preserve and pass on their culture and identity in this day and age?
  Upload CV (extended Resume)
Prior to uploading your CV, please ensure the following topics and subtopics are also included:

Education
- Highlight your role on any projects, experiments, or studies.
- List any awards or recognition you received for academic excellence.

Extracurricular Activity/Community Service
- This section is meant to highlight your activities both in school and outside of school. The more details you provide, the better we can fully assess your commitment to extracurricular activities and community service.
- Describe your involvement in school clubs/activities. Include a short description of the club/activity, start/end dates, roles and any specific initiatives you had a significant role in.
- External community service activities, including start/end date, any leadership roles, and details of specific initiatives.

Work Experience
– Be sure to include: Company Name, start/end dates, and number of hours you work per week. Also provide your title with a description of your role and how you contribute(d) to the company.
- Describe the most significant ways you have contributed to the company and any promotions or awards you have received.
- Describe any other ways you have displayed growth at the company.
  Upload Transcript
Attach a copy of an unofficial transcript from your current high school, college, or university containing the most recently completed semester.
  FAFSA (OPTIONAL)
Attach a copy of a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to help support your case for financial assistance
I intend to have a letter of recommendation submitted on my behalf by a non-relative directly from the letter writer to pacc.scholarship@gmail.com.


I acknowledge the information provided in my application is, to the best of my knowledge, complete and accurate, and I understand that false statements on this application will disqualify me from the scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Scholarship@PaccHouston.org