PACE is proud to announce the Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, a one-time $2000 college scholarship for current high school seniors. Students must be current high school seniors who have demonstrated an interest in quiz bowl, have performed community service, and have financial need in order to apply.
Current high school seniors are eligible for this one-time $2000 scholarship. No immediate relatives of PACE Members are eligible. Students who 1) have demonstrated an interest in quiz bowl, 2) have performed community service, and 3) have financial need, are encouraged to apply. These three criteria will be weighted equally.
To apply, applicants should email the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is best to include this information in the body of the message or as a Word document so that it is easy for our compiler to remove identifying information. The people who read the information will not see it in its original format, so don’t worry about file formatting.
Must include name, mailing address, email address, guardian name, guardian email address, high school, and FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If and only if the FAFSA EFC does not accurately portray the applicant’s financial need situation, applicants may add a short description of their financial need, maximum one page. The committee strongly encourages applicants with an EFC of over $10,000 to include a short statement explaining their financial situation and how their EFC may not accurately convey it.
Must include a short essay describing the applicant’s high school quiz bowl career and how it has impacted their life, at most one page and a short essay describing the applicant’s community service and how it has impacted their life, at most one page. Community service need not be quiz bowl related.
Must submit a reference letter from an adult who is familiar with the student’s quiz bowl experience and/or the student’s community service. This letter should be sent directly from the adult, not from the student, with the student’s name included in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed blindly by a member of the Costa family as well as four PACE Members selected by and including the PACE President. The recipient will be selected by a consensus among these five people. For more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.