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Murphy Scholarship Program

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NACCED Annual John C. Murphy Scholarship Grant Award Program

WASHINGTON , D.C. – The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) announces its eleventh Annual John C. Murphy Scholarship Grant Award Program.

Purpose

The grant award will provide assistance in the amount of $1,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student currently attending an American college or university with a chosen field of study that includes course work in the areas of affordable housing and/or community and economic development and who exhibit financial need. Students may not be awarded a scholarship more than once.

Scholarship Guidelines

All applicants must be nominated by a member in good standing of NACCED.

All applicants must submit the following to be considered for the scholarship:

· Completed scholarship application

· Official school transcript with official grade point average (attach)

· Certification of financial need (attach Financial Aide Award letter from university)

· Collegiate letter of acceptance stating date of enrollment (attach)

· Personal statement – of approximately 500 words, typed, to introduce the candidate and his/her academic plans, identification of course work completed in the field of affordable housing and/or community and economic development, extracurricular activities, community service, and other achievements or awards

· One letter of recommendation – teachers, faculty members, or civic leaders

· Support letter from a NACCED member in good standing

Candidate Selection

A scholarship committee comprised of a Chair and several appointed NACCED members in good standing will evaluate all applications, documents, and transcripts submitted. Their recommendation will be reported to the Board of Directors whose decision will be final. All contents of the application will be confidential. Applications and their contents will not be returned.

Selection Criteria

 · Quality of Personal Statement – up to 30 points

· Financial Need – up to 25 points

· Grade Point Average – up to 25 points

· Content of Letters of Recommendation – up to 20 points

 

Downloadable Application

 

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications shall be close of business Monday, September 16, 2013. Two copies of a completed application should be sent to:

Chair

Murphy Scholarship Program Committee

National Association for County Community and Economic Development

2025 M Street NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

2013 John C. Murphy Scholarship Nomination Form and Application

 

Nominee Name: ________________________________________________________________________

 

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

 

Phone: ________________________ E-Mail: __________________________________

 

College/University Attending and Address: _________________________________________________

 

Year Expecting to Graduate: __________ Degree: ______________________________________

 

Individual Submitting the Nomination: __________________________________________________

 

County of: ________________________________________________________________________

 

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

 

Phone: ______________________________ Fax: ________________________________

 

E-Mail: ____________________________________________________________

 

Attachment Checklist:

· Personal Statement of approximately 500 words to introduce the candidate and his/her academic plans, identification of course work completed in the field of affordable housing and/or community and economic development, extracurricular activity, community service, and awards or other recognition

· Collegiate letter of acceptance stating date of enrollment (attach)

· Official school transcript with grade point average

· Certification of financial need (Financial Aide Award letter from university)

· One letter of recommendation (teachers, faculty members, civic leaders)

· Support letter from a NACCED member in good standing (nominating county)

· Two copies of application

Selection Criteria

· Quality of Personal Statement – up to 30 points

· Financial Need – up to 25 points

· Grade Point Average – up to 25 points

· Content of Letters of Recommendation – up to 20 points


Applications will only be accepted from students residing in or attending university in NACCED member counties in good standing. To determine if your county is a member of NACCED and in good standing, or should you have further inquiries, contact NACCED headquarters at (202) 367-1149. NACCED reserves the right not to award funds at its discretion.

Deadline: COB September 16, 2013

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