With a brand new essay prompt, the 2012 Boxer Spirit Scholarship gives students a chance to earn money for next school year. The scholarship is currently available to all Arts and Sciences undergraduates who have attained at least sophomore standing after spring 2012. The application is due to the financial aid office on April 20.
Last year, the financial aid office awarded money to every student who applied for the scholarship by the deadline. This totaled 320 students receiving anywhere from a $1,000 to $3,000 one-year scholarship.
“We could tell by last year’s essays that everyone put a lot of time and effort into their applications,” said Director of Financial Aid Mike Johnson.
The application process first asks students to write a one-page response to a prompt. This year’s prompt is “If you were going to write a letter to a friend or sibling who was starting to apply to colleges, what are two things you would say about why you chose to attend Pacific?”
After students submit their application and essay, a small committee reviews the applications. The committee looks at the applicants’ essays, academic qualifications and federally defined need.
Students will find out if they received the Boxer Spirit Scholarship in the middle of May when their 2012-2013 financial aid packages are posted on Boxer Online.
Johnson said for all students who plan on applying to make sure they meet the application deadline, follow the instructions for writing the essay and take their time making the essay meaningful and personal.
Boxer Spirit Scholarship applications can be found on the Financial Aid Office’s webpage or office. The application can be hand delivered, emailed or faxed.
For more scholarships, check the board outside of the financial aid office and for notifications on Boxer Briefs.