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C.A.M.P. College Scholarship Program

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Mission:
The CAMP Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 with generous grants from private donors to help offset college cost and debt.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to proven dedicated CAMP students who are enrolled in a 4 year institution.  Scholarships will be given to students who are soon to graduate from Early College High School.
What Is The Scholarship Amount:

Generally, $2,500 or $1,250 per year with one-half paid directly to your school per semester; but other levels may also be awarded depending upon funding and eligible applicants.

How Many Scholarships Are Awarded Each Year:

Awarded annually, actual number dependent upon available, eligible applicants, and funding.  To date, 29 scholarships have been awarded.

Duration of The Award:

Scholarships are  renewable every year  and awarded up to 4 years.  If a recipient completes undergraduate school in less than four years, the remaining funds from the full four years may be used for graduate school provided graduate studies are begun within one year of finishing undergraduate school, the student informs CAMP of their intention to use the funds within six months of the start of the graduate program, and the student is registered as a full-time student in the graduate program.

Initial Application Criteria:

To qualify for this scholarship, applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • CAMP member in good standing

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average at the time of applying

  • Accepted as a full time student at a college or university for the upcoming academic semester

  • Satisfactory class attendance record

  • Exemplary behavioral record

Additional Information/Documents:

Essay

Please prepare in your own words an essay that will enable the scholarship board to become better acquainted with you.  Your essay should include personal background, future goals, what you expect from a college education, and why you feel like you’re qualified to receive the CAMP scholarship.  There is no length requirement.  Attach the essay to the application when submitting it.

Required Documents to Be Submitted in Addition to the Application and Essay

  • Official proof of academic standing

    • Your transcript will be submitted for you by the CAMP Office, notify Mr. Lenartowicz of your intent to apply for the scholarship

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Academic letter of recommendation from your high school/college (teacher, professor, counselor, advisor, principal, dean, etc.)

    • Letter of recommendation outside of school (employer, community member, religious counsel, etc.)

  • Estimated costs, current funding, and shortfall per point 5 of the application.

How Do I Maintain My Scholarship:
  • Adherence to the current “CAMP Graduate” attendance policy

  • Remain a full time student (online and traditional classes are acceptable)

  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. If the GPA falls below a 3.0 they will be placed on probation for a minimum of one (1) semester, with the opportunity to improve their grades by the following semester before the scholarship is discontinued and ineligible for renewal

  • Remain in contact with assigned CAMP Liaison

  • After student is awarded the scholarship, each semester's transcript must be sent electronically to Yago Gonzalez, ygonz701@outlook.com

  • Each semester's Bill/Invoice sent electronically to Yago Gonzalez, ygonz701@outlook.com

How My Application and Materials Should Be Submitted:

All required items should be submitted to Yago Gonzalez, ygonz701@outlook.com.  This includes the application, the essay, and all the documents listed above.  If this proves to be difficult, please contact Mr. Gonzalez.

Deadline For Application:

Application, essay, and all other documents must be submitted before March 15, 2023.

Interview:

If deemed necessary, applicants will be contacted to set up a mini interview with a Scholarship Board member shortly after all applicant materials are received.  Interviews will be conducted after the week of March 29, 2023.

Selection Process:

Selection is made on the basis of a comprehensive process including but not limited to academic performance, community service, references, extracurricular, personal essay, interviews, and CAMP participation of the applicant.

How and When Is The Student Informed:

General custom is to make presentations of the awards at the April CAMP meeting; however, other timeframes could also apply at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

How and When Is The Award Distributed:

Scholarship funds are sent directly to your educational institution at the beginning of each semester after Mr. Gonzalez receives your last semester's grades, cumulative GPA, and bill/invoice for the upcoming semester (can be a screenshot of your account or a scan of an actual billing/invoice).

Can I Receive and Apply For Other Scholarships

We encourage students to continue to actively seek other scholarships.  These are awesome links to check out.

www.fastweb.com (Highly Recommended)

https://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

www.petersons.com

www.collegeanswer.com

www.schoolsoup.com

www.collegequest.com

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