The George Coleman Scholarship
Sponsored by the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (NEACRAO)
Each year, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awards scholarships to three (3) high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester of that year. Each high school graduate who is selected is awarded $2,000*. Each recipient of the scholarship is selected from candidates who are recommended by New England secondary school guidance professionals.
*Upon proof of enrollment at the NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester of that year.
In an effort to promote and reward academic excellence and the pursuit of a post-secondary degree, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers solicits from New England secondary school guidance professionals the names of and recommendations for 2014 high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution in August/September of 2014.
Applications for this scholarship shall be made available to any student who meets the criteria. The application may be secured from the high school guidance department or from the office of the immediate Past President of NEACRAO (Mary Meserve at firstname.lastname@example.org), who serves as the Chair of the George Coleman Scholarship Committee.
The Committee, which is composed of the most recent five Past Presidents of NEACRAO, will communicate its decision before May 1st to the recipients of the scholarship and to all guidance professionals who made recommendations.
Guidance professionals should make recommendations for the one-time, first-year scholarship based on the following criteria:
1. The potential of the candidate to succeed in a post-secondary academic environment.
2. The high school academic record of the candidate. The applicant must have earned a high school grade point average of at least a 3.00 (based on a 4.0 system—or its otherwise equivalent).
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATIONS
Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 14, 2014. The NEACRAO Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications that are post-marked by March 15th. In the event that no applications are made for the scholarship in a given year, the award set aside for that year shall be distributed in the following year.