The Amerigo Vespucci Lodge of Danbury, CT provides an annual scholarship opportunity to its active members.  Selection of the award winners are made by the Scholarship Committee to deserving seniors from any high school or technical school. Awards are presented in July.  

2015 Scholars

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Opportunity

 

AMERIGO VESPUCCI LODGE #160

P.O. Box 641

Christopher Columbus Avenue

Danbury, CT 06813

 

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION

 

The Amerigo Vespucci Scholarship Awards are presented annually to deserving graduating seniors who are planning to further their education by attending an accredited two or four year college program in the fall.  Selection of the award winners will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

 

We are proud to award several scholarships each year.  Completed applications and the accompanying materials must be submitted to the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge Scholarship Committee and received before the last day of June each year for consideration.  Incomplete application or applications received late will NOT be considered.   

 

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION  

Academic Achievement

Leadership and Character

Service to School and Community

Must be child or grandchild of a current member (for at least three years) of our Lodge.

Letter of Acceptance from an accredited College or University

Must work at our Festival in August, prior to receiving the scholarship funds

 

 

INFORMATION TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATION

The following items must be submitted with this completed application:

An official high school transcript.

A personal statement, on separate paper, stating how or why the applicant would benefit from the scholarship and future plans after college graduation.

Two letters of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, teacher or coach.  No relatives.

Submit a 500 word typewritten essay choosing a person of Italian descent that you admire and why.  In addition, describe this person’s contribution to U.S. culture and society.  Please cite your sources.

A non-returnable photo.

 

 

Please complete ALL of the following questions.  ALL requested information must be submitted with this application or the application will not be considered by our committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***PLEASE RE-CHECK YOUR APPLICATION AND 

BE SURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS.***

 

All of the above information is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate.  I approve of this application and hereby authorize the school to furnish any and all required information for this application, if necessary.

 

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Signature of Applicant Date

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTATION DEADLINE

All documentation for scholarship application must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee NO LATER THAN June 1st of the award year.

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CRITERIA USED FOR EVALUATION

Academic Achievement
Leadership and Character
Service to School and Community

Must be a child or grandchild of a current member (for at least three years) of our Lodge

Letter of Acceptance from and Accredited College or University

Must work at our Festival in August, prior to receiving the scholarship funds

* NOTE:  all applicants must either be children or grandchildren of active members of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #!60

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