To be considered for the IAPD scholarship, applicants are required to complete the online scholarship application form. In addition to the application, the submission must include the following supporting materials:
1. 500-Word Essay:
A thoughtfully crafted 500-word, one-page essay that provides insights into the applicant's aspirations, goals, and perspectives. This essay serves as a key element in the evaluation process.
2. Current Unofficial Transcript:
Submission of a current unofficial transcript is mandatory. College freshmen are required to provide both high school and college transcripts. These transcripts offer a comprehensive view of the applicant's academic journey.
3. Signature Addendum Page:
The signature addendum page, a crucial component of the application, must be signed by both the student and a parent or guardian. This page authenticates the information provided in the application.
All supporting materials, including the essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and the completed signature addendum page, must be in English to be considered. Applicants can either upload these documents directly to the application form or submit them electronically to Jean McClure.
Recipients of the IAPD scholarship are chosen through a meticulous evaluation process conducted by the Scholarship Committee, comprising four individuals. The committee reviews all applications, considering factors such as academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and the overall presentation of the applicant.
Successful applicants will be notified by mail on or before June 15, 2024. A scholarship check will be sent directly to the first-choice school indicated on the application, reinforcing the commitment to supporting the educational journey.
Distribution and Verification:
Prior to fund distribution, recipients will be contacted to verify personal information, including their social security number. Additionally, a recent photograph (digital or print only) will be obtained for record-keeping. It's noteworthy that all scholarships are paid directly to the school, ensuring that the financial support goes directly towards educational expenses.
To be eligible for an IAPD scholarship, college/university students at the undergraduate or graduate level must meet specific criteria, including being employed by an IAPD member company, being a child of an employee of an IAPD member company, or being enrolled in specified degree programs. College-bound high school seniors are also eligible to apply.
Candidates must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 based on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and overall presentation. Notably, scholarship recipients are not eligible to win an IAPD scholarship two years consecutively.
It is imperative that all applicants adhere to the guidelines provided, and incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. The confidentiality of the information submitted is assured, with data used solely for the purpose of analyzing scholarship applications. The IAPD scholarship program stands as a testament to the commitment to fostering academic excellence and supporting the educational pursuits of deserving individuals.