C.A.M.P College Scholarship Program
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 Timken 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, 20 scholarships have been awarded, two in 2018, seven in 2019, and eleven in 2020.
Duration of The Award:
Scholarships are renewable every year and awarded up to 4 years.
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
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
High School Transcripts
Stark State Transcripts
Two letters of recommendation
Academic letter of recommendation from your high school/college (teacher, professor, counselor, advisor, principle, dean, etc)
Letter of recommendation outside of school (employer, community member, religious counsel etc)
Copy of your first semester bill/invoice regarding tuition, room, board (can be screenshot of account or scan of actual invoice)
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 Bruce DiPietro
Each semester's Bill/Invoice sent electronically to Bruce DiPietro,
How My Application and Materials Should Be Submitted:
All required items should be submitted to Bruce DiPietro, firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes the application, the essay, and all the documents listed above. If this proves to be difficult, please contact Mr. DiPietro.
Deadline For Application:
Application, essay, and all other documents must be submitted before May 8, 2021.
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 May 17, 2021.
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 June 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. DiPietro 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).