IMPORTANT: Before you apply, review General Eligibility Requirements and Scholarship Descriptions to ensure you meet special eligibility requirements for the scholarship(s) for which you are applying.
You may apply for up to a maximum of 3 scholarships. However, selected applicants will only receive 1 scholarship award. Only 1 CAPED Scholarship Application is necessary to apply to multiple scholarships.
The CAPED Scholarship Application is a three-part application:
- Part 1: General Application
- Part 2: Supplemental Essays
- Part 3: Verification & Recommendation Documents.
All parts of the application are required for consideration. You may use the CAPED Scholarship Application Checklist to assist you through the application process. Failure to complete any part of the application will result in automatic disqualification.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO APPLY:
PART 1: GENERAL APPLICATION
Complete all fields. Choose and click up to 3 scholarships to apply.
Note: selected applicants will only receive 1 scholarship award.
STANDARD ESSAY QUESTIONS
Complete Essays 1 and 2. Indicate your full name and Essay 1 or 2 at the top of each of your essays. For example: John Smith, Essay 1
Save your attachments with the following naming format: Last Name, First Name_attachment type. For example: Smith, John_Essay 1.
Upload essays as attachments in the appropriate fields.
PART 2: SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS
Complete the supplemental essay question(s) required by the specific scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Indicate your full name and the specific scholarship(s) for which you are applying at the top of each of your supplemental essays. For example: John Smith, Susan Bunch Memorial Scholarship
Save your supplemental essays with the following naming format: Last Name, First Name_attachment type.
For example: Smith, John_Supplemental Essay Susan Bunch Memorial Scholarship.
Upload essays as attachment(s) in the appropriate field.
PART 3: VERIFICATION & RECOMMENDATION DOCUMENTS
Current unofficial transcripts are required.
Save your transcripts with the following naming format: Last Name, First Name_Transcripts. For example: Smith, John_Transcripts.
Upload your transcripts in the appropriate field.
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
One letter of recommendation from a college/university instructor/professor (not a disability specialist or counselor) is required. This letter must describe your academic achievements and your ability to meet scholastic responsibilities. This letter must be signed by the person writing it (electronic signatures will be accepted).
Save your letter of recommendation with the following naming format: Last Name, First Name_Letter of Recommendation. For example: Smith, John_Letter of Recommendation.
Upload letter of recommendation in the appropriate field.
DISABILITY CERTIFICATION FORM
Download Disability Certification Form. Ask your college/university Disability Office to complete and sign form. Note: We cannot accept any other form of disability verification.
Save your Disability Certification Form with the following naming format: Last Name, First Name_Disability Certification. For example: Smith, John_Disability Certification.
Upload completed Disability Certification form in the appropriate field.
TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Click submit and retain the confirmation page for your records.
You CANNOT save your application and return to it at a later time. It is recommended to complete your standard essays, supplemental essays, and gather your necessary verification documents prior to beginning the online application process.
All attachments must be scanned copies uploaded in one of the following formats: .doc or .pdf. Please do not submit photographs of your forms/documents.
Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified for consideration.
For additional questions, contact CAPED.Scholarship.Committee@gmail.com