Maddie Sands and Adi Wiezel accept the 2013 $12,000 and $1,000 Governor’s Scholarships from Janice K. Brewer, Governor of Arizona.  Also in attendance are Scholarship Committee Members (from L-R) Dr. Ileana Orlich, Hon. Bob Walkup, Hon. Enrique Melendez, Dr. George Gummerman and Mrs. Kim Sabow.

 2014 GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to Ammer Dbeis!

$13,000 AWARD RECIPIENT


Overview

The Consular Corps of Arizona is proud to sponsor the Governor’s Scholarship.  As an organization dedicated to civic engagement and fostering educational opportunity, the CCAZ created this award in 2013 to honor an outstanding new graduate from one of the three state universities.  This annual scholarship, now in its second year, will be presented to a student who has exhibited exceptional academic merit, to assist them in pursuing a graduate degree at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.

This scholarship is not affiliated with the Office of the Arizona Governor, nor is it aligned with any of the three universities.  The steering and selection committee come from the fields of education, business, and government.

 

Scholarship Amount

The Governor’s Scholarship is a nonrenewable financial award in the amount of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000).  It must be used to pursue immediate graduate study at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.  The scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred.  Upon confirmation of enrollment, the funds will be distributed directly to the appropriate institution of postsecondary education.

 

Selection Criteria

The Governor’s Scholarship is designed to award academic excellence and commitment to community.  The selected student will have distinguished himself or herself as an accomplished scholar: motivated, well-rounded, high achieving, and intellectually curious.  Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated desire to serve others, a record of civic enrichment, and an interest in foreign affairs, political science, government, or a related field.

Applicant MUST

Be a graduate of ASU, NAU, or the UofA in the winter of 2013 or spring of 2014
Enroll in graduate studies at ASU, NAU, or the UofA for the 2014-2015 academic year
Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7
Submit all required application materials pursuant to the Submission Criteria below

 

Scholarship Application

A complete application must be received by Sunday, March 9.

A complete application will consist of all of the following:

2)
Unofficial University Transcript (subject to verification and graduation confirmation at the discretion of the Steering and Selection Committee).
3)
Three (3) Essays.  500 word, 3000 character maximum per essay.  Be specific.

Service Essay: Highlight your commitment to service.  Include your most valued experiences, goals for engagement, and how you achieved meaningful outcomes.

Academic Achievement Essay:  Describe your most significant academic achievement or intellectual endeavor.  Highlight how it will influence your graduate education and goals for the future.  

Major and Career Goals Essay:  Explain how your personal experiences shaped who you are today and how they impacted your choice in major and career. Also describe your vision of your professional life and contributions to your community 10 years from now.    

4)
curriculum vitae.

These materials must be submitted together via email to keith.southergill@asu.edu (confirmation of receipt will be provided).

NOTE: Applicants advancing to Semifinalist standing will be required to submit two letters of support.  Semifinalist notification will be provided on Monday, March 24, and the letters must thenbe received by Sunday, March 30.  Do *not* submit the letters as part of the original application materials.

 

Timeline

Sunday, March 9   Application Deadline

Monday, March 24Semifinalist Notification

Sunday, March 30 Deadline for Semifinalists to submit two (2) letters of support

Wednesday, April 9        Finalist and Alternate Notification

Week of Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18 (Day TBD)Finalist Interviews in Phoenix, AZ *

Monday, April 21  Scholarship Notification

Award ceremony date to be announced.

Finalists unable to participate in the in-person interview component of the process will be replaced with an alternate candidate.

 

2014 Steering and Selection Committee

Dr. Ileana Orlich, ASU President’s Professor, Committee Chairwoman

Mr. Dale Frost, Education Policy Advisor, Office of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Mr. Robert Greninger, Board of Directors, Sister Cities International

Dr. George Gummerman, Professor, Director of the Honors Program, NAU

Mr. John Kevin Hall, Director of Recruitment and Outreach, UofA Honors College

Mr. Keith Southergill, Director of Admissions, Barrett, The Honors College at ASU