HOW TO APPLY

Application DEADLINE: MARCH 1 to the foundation

Each Guidance Department must submit applications of selected district candidates by March 1. To accomplish this, district Guidance Offices will set earlier application dates for their respective districts to allow for sufficient time to review and select the candidates who will be submitted to the Foundation for final consideration. CONTACT YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ABOUT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Graduating seniors of the Public Schools in Columbia County who meet the criteria for the Giddings Foundation Scholarship are invited to submit Applications for the Giddings Scholarships through the Guidance Departments of their host PUBLIC SCHOOLS or QUESTAR III Program.  Each school district and the Questar III program shall nominate three candidates from the applicant pool for submission and review by the Foundation's Board. The Foundation's Board will make final selections of scholarship recipients from the nominated pool.

Necessary components of individual student applications can be found under the Forms for Students heading below.  Guidance staff may access the necessary forms for the final application packets from their respective districts by clicking the links under the Forms for Guidance Staff heading.  All application materials must be submitted in person to the Guidance Department; forms provided here can be completed on your computer and then printed out. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SHOULD BE TYPED.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOUNDATION DOES NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY FROM INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES.  ALL CANDIDATES MUST APPLY THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS CONDUCTED BY THEIR HOST SCHOOLS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO THE GIDDINGS FOUNDATION BOARD IS MARCH 1 of each calendar year.  The Foundation will notify recipients and school guidance departments in mid-spring each year and host an Awards Reception in June.

Forms for Students

Overview of Application Components
Candidate Profile
Candidate Activity Statement
Candidate Role Model Statement
Community/School Activities Summary

For School Guidance Staff

Application Checklist
School Committee Certification
Letter of Recommendation

For Giddings Scholarship Recipients Only

Authorization for Payment and Release of Information