IOWA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Requirements:

The applicant must be a descendant from one of the Mayflower passengers who came to America in 1620. The applicant need not be a member of the Iowa Society but must have a blood relative who is a member of the Iowa Society. The ancestor and the Iowa member’s name and relationship to the applicant must be included.

The applicant must be a high school senior or a home school student who is the equivalent of a senior. The applicant must attend an accredited university, college, junior college, community college, or certified trade school.

Application must include at least two letters of recommendation from non-family members. The letters should include identification of the writer along with a home or business address, the relationship with the student and length of time he/she has known the student, and the student’s qualities, which make the student an appropriate candidate for consideration.

 

A 500 word original typed or word-processed essay that includes a bibliography of at least two sources must be included.

  

A list including GPA, community service, school and/or church, or any activities of importance should be provided. These activities are not mandatory, but are factors that may be considered.

A $1,000.00 scholarship will be paid to the post-high school institution the student attends after the first semester/term is completed.

A relative of the applicant may not be a judge in the rating of applications.

 

The topic for the 2020 essay will be: "Describe the relationship between the Native population and our Pilgrim ancestors between 1620 and 1640".

 

The application must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2020. Send to:

Linda Cassmann-Randall, 21957

Hwy# 3, Allison, IA 50602-9310

General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2020 Scholarship
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR 2020 GENERAL SOCIETY OF
MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS SCHOLARSHIPS
 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
 
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program is offering three scholarships in the amount of: $6000, $5000, $4000 and a $3,000 Mary Chilton Winslow Scholarship to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college.
 
In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering themselves.
 
ANCESTRY REQUIREMENTS
 
For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid active GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the applicant. (Do not include State Society Numbers)
 
If any documentation needs to be submitted to GSMD to obtain a current GSMD membership number, applicants should begin work as early as possible with the Mayflower Historian in their state of residence to complete this process.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 
Each Scholarship recipient must be a graduating high school senior; must provide the information requested for the application; and must enter a four-year college or university or two-year community college, the fall following graduation.

All applicants must take the SAT or ACT at a time that will allow the results to be submitted as a part of the scholarship application.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE April 1, 2020
 
Each applicant must complete the application online and mailing required documentation by the deadline. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
 
Items to be mailed: Grades, SAT/ACT Scores and Recommendation forms and letters recommendations postmarked by April 1, 2020.
 
Failure to send appropriate forms will eliminate your application from consideration.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
 
1. Fill out application form online after signing in. https://www.themayflowersociety.org/blog/scholarships

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