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    The St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation

    Proudly presents

    The Earl Wilson, Jr.

     2011 General Scholarship



    Deadline: March 31, 2011


    The St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation is a non-profit, non-political organization devoted to improving the quality of life in St. Louis and emphasizing programs that uplift the tradition and conditions of African-Americans. The SLGCSF’s mission is to provide financial

    support to our community by way of scholarships and sports programs. To date, SLGCSF has awarded $2.8M in scholarships to 108 students.

    The Earl Wilson, Jr. General Scholarship Program focuses on the average high school student who may not have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship. It provides high school students who are juniors the opportunity to pursue their college education with a 4-year renewable scholarship covering tuition and room/board will be awarded to a deserving young male or female. This scholarship award is renewable annually, assuming the recipient maintains a 2.5GPA or above and eligibility requirements.

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    The Earl Wilson, Jr. General Scholarship Program is open to both male and female students who have achieved junior status at the time of application and will be eligible for senior status August/September 2011 from any school district within the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, which includes East St. Louis. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

     Achieved junior class status (i.e. rising seniors)

     In good class standing

     Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

     Have taken the SAT or ACT

     Accumulated 15 hours of documented community service

     Scheduled to attend an accredited, Historically Black College or University by

    Fall 2012


    All applicants are required to complete this application in its entirety and submit by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All responses to questions

    on this application must be typed or neatly printed. A complete application includes the


    ; Completed application (attached)

    ; Unofficial high school transcript or copy of most recent report card indicating

    cumulative GPA as of January 10, 2011. (Note: An Official transcript indicating

    GPA at the end of the spring 2011 semester must be received at the Gateway

    Classic office no later than June 18, 2011.

    ; Three (3) letters of recommendation from school officials, community leaders,

    spiritual leaders, etc. (non-family members)

    ; Copy of parent(s) or guardian(s) 2010 Federal Income Tax Return as verification


    ; Submit a typed resume’ with cover letter including extracurricular activities,

    organizational involvement and community service, making sure to indicate any

    leadership positions. Cover letter should explain why you should be awarded this


    ; Submit a typed essay with your application on the question shown below. Essay

    should be 2-4 pages and double-spaced. Include your name on each page of

    your essay.

    ; Both applicant and parent(s) or guardian(s) MUST attend all of the following:

     Committee interview session by appointment

     Orientation meeting (actual date and time TBD upon acceptance)

     Tribute event announcing award recipient TBA


    Community Service is a very important factor when it comes to bettering our society.

    Explain the importance of community service and how you will serve your


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     Deadline for submitting completed application is Thursday, March 31, 2011.

     All Applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011.

     Documents should be mailed or can be dropped off at the:

    St. Louis Gateway Classic

    Attn: Earl Wilson, Jr. General Scholarship Committee

    2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

    St. Louis, MO 63106

Applicants will be notified via telephone and/or by mail no later than April 8, 2011,

    regarding panel interview appointment.

     Panel Interviews conducted between April 11 April 29, 2011

     Applicants will be notified regarding award by May 13, 2011

    For more information regarding this scholarship program, please call

    Vanessa Hughes

    Gateway Classic office at 314-621-1994


     Scholarship award recipient must be available to attend various St. Louis Gateway

    Classic Events throughout the 2011-2012 school year.

     Scholarship award recipient MUST attend one of the historically black colleges/university

    (HBCU) participating in the Gateway Football Classic in 2011, which will be Clark-Atlanta

    University or University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

     Scholarship award recipient will receive a 4 year renewable scholarship covering tuition

    and room/board only

     No books, fees or other incidental charges will be included as part of this scholarship. Scholarship award recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above each semester. Scholarship award recipient must be full-time students carrying a minimum of 15 credit

    class hours and register for college classes beginning in the Fall 2012 semester. Scholarship award recipient and parents will be required to sign a contract. Scholarship award recipient and parents will be required to sell a minimum 100 tickets

    for the Annual Gateway Football Classic for as long as he/she is under scholarship

    through the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation.


    Part 1. Pre-Screening Compliance (Meets deadline, eligibility, and application requirements) Part 2. Review of Application and Letters of Recommendation

    Part 3. Resume’ and Essay Review

    Part 4. Academic Achievement and/or Potential

    Part 5. Formal Scholarship committee Interview

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    Name: ______________________________________________ Female ( ) Male ( )

     (First) (Middle) (Last)

    Nickname: __________________________________ E-Mail Address: _________________

    Home Address: ____________________ State: _________________ Zip Code: _____________

    Date of Birth: ___________ Place of Birth: ___________________ Soc. Sec. #: ____________

    Home Phone: (_____)_______________________ Work Phone: ( )______________________

    Parent (Mother) or Guardian Name: ________________________________________________

    Day Phone: (_____)________________________ Work Phone: ( )______________________

    Parent (Father) or Guardian Name: _________________________________________________

    Day Phone: (_____) _________________________ Work Phone: (_____)__________________


    Church: ________________________________ Pastor/Minister: ________________________

    Address: _______________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________


List all high schools attended, beginning with the most recent, and include anticipated date of graduation.

    Name of High School: ____________________________ Address: _________________________

    City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: __________________________

    Name of High School: ____________________________ Address: _________________________

    City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: __________________________

    Current Cumulative GPA: __________________ Expected Date of Graduation: ______________

    Are you currently of junior status in good standing? ( ) YES ( ) NO

    If NO, please explain: ___________________________________________________________

Highest total SAT score: __________ Highest ACT composite score: __________

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     Student Information (cont’d.)

     thPlease complete the following. Limit your entries to your experiences from 9 grade through the present.

    Additional pages may be attached if needed.

Honors, Awards &

    Elected Positions of Leadership School/Organizations Date (s)

    Extracurricular Activities School/Organizations Date (s)

    Work or Volunteer Experience School/Organizations Date (s)

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     Student Information (cont’d.)


This section offers you an opportunity to help us become better acquainted with you. In addition to the resume’

    and cover letter that you have included with this application, tell us something about yourself, your interests

    and your career goals. Use additional paper, if necessary.


How did you learn about this scholarship program? Check all that apply

    Radio ( ) School ( ) Newspaper ( ) Church ( ) Other ( )

    If Other - please identify: _________________________________________________________

My signature below indicates that all the information contained in my application or attached hereto is complete,

    factually correct and honestly presented.

    ________________________________________________ ______________________

     Student Signature Date

My signature below indicates that I have read and understand all the information contained in this application,

    including my responsibilities and my son’s/daughter’s responsibilities should he/she be awarded the Earl

    Wilson Jr. Scholarship.

    ________________________________________________ ______________________

     Parent or Guardian Signature Date

    1. Make sure all sections are complete.

    2. Both student and parents have signed the completed application.

    3. Deadline is March 31, 2011.

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