GWCF National Scholarship Competition

The GWCF National Scholarship Competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.


Entrants receiving full four-year tuition scholarships shall only be eligible for one-year special awards.

Three (3) copies of a one-page essay not to exceed 300 words stating why applicant is planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.

Statement will be confined to viewpoint, attitude, and purpose in career choice. Essay must be typewritten in not less than 12 point type, double-spaced, on a single page. Be sure toner and ink cartridges are in appropriate condition. Faint essays will not be read.

Requirements:
Three (3) copies of a letter of recommenation from the applicant's high school principal or guidance counselor containing an evaluation of the applicant's accomplishments both academic or otherwise, particularly any preparation relevant to his/her career choice.

Three (3) copies of the applicant's high school transcript plus scores from a national testing program such as SAT, ACT, etc. Transcripts and scores may be photocopies.

Three (3) copies of any other documentation the entrant, the principal, or the guidance counselor may wish to submit, e.g., other recommendations, class rank, or G.P.A. Please take note that a concise résumé of biography, honors, awards and activities is preferable to excessive documentation. Do not send photocopies of awards.

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