West Fresno Ministerial Alliance Rev. Chester Riggins Scholarship (To complete this application please download or print the necessary information following.)
The West Fresno Ministerial Alliance is offering an opportunity for young men and women to receive the Rev. Chester Riggins Scholarship. Rev. Riggins exemplified the qualities of service and steward leadership within our community. This page includes an application for graduating high school seniors, prospective and current university and college/technical school students. All applications should be typed or neatly written.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Be a graduating high school senior, prospective or current university, or college/technical school student in good standing.
Be a current member of a local church or ministry
Each application form must be filled out in its entirety including the following:
1.) A completed application form
2.) Two letters of recommendation completed by teacher, mentor, and guidance
Counselor, employer, community leader or other adult (non family member), who knows you well, are familiar with your goals and accomplishments and who can attest to your desire to further your education. At least one recommendation letter should be completed by a Pastor.
3.) A 2 page essay (essay must be typed using 12 point font size and double
4.) The applicant’s most recent officialsealed school transcript for all institutions attended including work in progress for this semester.
5.) A recent photo Submission:Applications are due to the WFMA Scholarship Committee no later than December 1, 2011 by 5:00pm.
Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection is based on academic achievement, school and civic activities, and financial need. Recipient Responsibilities: Recipients must attend an accredited or reputable institution of higher learning, and be a full-time student. Scholarship monies will be awarded upon notice of acceptance from the institution and submission of an official Fall 2011 Semester Transcript showing completion of 12 semester units or more to the WFMA. Award amounts will be posted on this website soon. Questions? Contact Pastor Jymme Foote at (559) 291-5137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WFMA - Rev. Chester Riggins Scholarship
Last First Middle
Street Number City State Zip
Present Mailing Address:
(if different from above) Street Number City State Zip
Telephone ( ) - ( ) -
E-mail Social Security # XXX-XX-
(last four digits)
Date of Birth Birthplace
Church membership __________ How long?
Name Occupation Highest Level
First Generation College Student? Yes No
Will you be entering college as a: (please check one)
Transfer Student College Transferring to:
Continuing Student College and Year:
Technical School School:
List All High Schools and Colleges Attended to Date:
School City Years Attended Diploma/Degree
Cumulative GPA (4.0 scale):
High School Applicants
SAT SAT SAT SAT
Total Critical Reading Math Writing (Reported scores should be from the same test date; do not combine best scores for a new composite.)
Expected Date of College Graduation: Major:
Honors, School and Extra-Curricular Activities
List Employment History to Date:
Employer Dates of Employment Job Title/Duties Hrs/wk
WFMA – Rev. Chester Riggins Scholarship
Provide a 2 page essay on one of the three topics below. The essay must be typed, 12-point font size, and double-spaced.
1.) How has your education contributed to who you are today?
2.) Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate
to your field of study and your future goals.
3.) What legacy would you like to leave to your family and
Optional: Is there anything that this application did not cover, such as any unusual circumstances, which may have affected your achievements, which you would like the Scholarship Ministry Team to consider?
WFMA – Rev. Chester Riggins Scholarship
I, certify that the information given in this application is, to the best of my knowledge, both accurate and complete.
In the event that I am selected to receive a scholarship, I authorize West Fresno Ministerial Alliance, to announce and publicize my scholarship award in any manner the Scholarship Committee considers reasonable.
Signature of parent or guardian (if applicant is a minor) Date
May God bless your efforts to strive to “serve the Lord with gladness” being all you can be!
Pastor Jymme Foote, President WFMA Rev. Chester Riggins Scholarship Team
P.O. Box 11563
Fresno, Ca 93774
Letter of Recommendation For the Student:
Street City State Zip
For the Recommender:
The West Fresno Ministerial Alliance Scholarship Committee would appreciate your candid evaluation of the above listed applicant. We are interested in what you feel is pertinent information about this candidate’s strengths and weaknesses as related to future academic and personal achievement.
Recommender’s Name: Mr./Mrs./Ms.
How long have you known the applicant and in what context?
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