Vildeus Jean-Baptiste influenced others through his faith, consistent hard work and sense of service. Jules knew he was living for a higher purpose than his own. He would always make himself available to help those in his community while stressing the value of education to all. He truly loved God and took great pride in helping anyone who asked for help. Jules was actively involved in his church and helped start a Haitian Methodist ministry in Asbury Park, NJ among the groups he was actively involved in. Jules inspired many through his consistent actions to become more and to do more. The mission of the award and scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolling for undergraduate study in college and universities that embodies Jules' spirit of community service, love of education, and a desire to make a difference in their community and the world.
-Must be a high school senior graduating in the upcoming summer
-Must be entering a two- or four-year college next fall; must be at least with part-time (6+ credit semester) status
-High school transcript must show a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
-Must be a U.S. or Haitian resident
-Preference will be given to those who plan on majoring in agricultural/educational/environmental studies
Applicants must answer following essay questions (500 words or less): Why is community service important to you? What contribution's have you made to your community already, and how do you plan to use your degree to continue making a difference in the world?
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.