Local Scholarships Instructions

1.  The Local Scholarship list and the Lexington Community Foundation Scholarship list will be handed out in January.  Scholarships will also be updated on the high school guidance counseling website and the Lexington Foundation's website. A meeting on January 30, 2018 will be held with seniors concerning scholarships. The scholarship page will be updated by that date. Seniors will be sent an email if any additional scholarships become available after January 30.
2.  Read through the list of scholarships and determine the ones for which you qualify.
3.  For scholarships listed on the Guidance/ Counseling Local Scholarships site the application should include:
        1. A cover page (does NOT have to be in color)
        2. The Common Application form found on the Local Scholarship page.  
        3. One transcript (copies are acceptable)
        4. Resume showing activities, community and school involvement, awards/honors and current/past employment.  These will vary from student to student.
        5. Personal Statement including general information about the student and student's family, student's involvement in school and community activities, and general ideas about student's future plans and goals. This needs to be 250 words or less. This gives more of a "story" to the scholarship committee.  

            -Some scholarships may ask for a Financial Need Statement.  A Financial Need Statement  is a paragraph stating how the student expects to pay for their college education. Include work experience and any general information specific to the student's family financial situation. Please read each scholarship requirements carefully.
         6. Three letters of recommendation, check each scholarship for their specific recommender requirements.

4.  All applications, both Local and Lexington Community Foundation, must be submitted to the Guidance/ Counseling Office by Tuesday, March 27, by 4:00 p.m.

* Sample applications are available in the counseling office.
Staple the application only.  Do not use folders or binding to collate the application.