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JFK Lancer - Mary FerrellScholarships Scholarship Awards

"The real key to our national future," President Kennedy said, "lies in the young people of our country."

If you know a student or teacher who is qualified, encourage them to complete the linked application.

DEADLINE November 1ST OF EACH YEAR

Each year, our goal is to help one special student get to college, and one special teacher be recognized. We do this to encourage teacher and student participation in the further study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Since 1995, JFK Lancer has donated hundreds of dollars' worth of research materials to students, teachers,
schools and libraries. We are committed to the our goal of educating people by making research materials
available for everyone. That's why we have decided to put our commitment in action in a different and
meaningful way. This means CASH awards for a selected student and teacher to be awarded in November.

    * Student scholarship is a non-renewable $500 cash award.
    * Teacher award is a non-renewable $500 cash award & $100 in materials from JFK Lancer Catalog.

Students and teachers who are qualified are encouraged to complete these requirements and send it to: debraconway@jfklancer.com

We are looking for a young person who has demonstrated leadership qualities in the classroom as well as in student activities. This student should have a standard of excellence in research contributions to the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The scholarship is $500.00 and $100 in research materials.

Student Applicant must be:

  • under 21 years of age
  • high school juniors or seniors.

Applicant must:
  • have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours by school year end, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, submit two letters of recommendation. (see "Nomination" below.)
  • include a record of extracurricular leadership activities. (see guidelines) include examples of their classroom JFK project. (video, photographs, research paper, field trips, etc.)
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  • submit a typed, 500-word essay titled: "Why the JFK Assassination Still Matters."

  • Nomination:
    • Eligibility for competition in the JFK Lancer Scholarship program is by nomination.
    • Students or Teachers should be nominated by their guidance counselors, (fellow) teachers, principals, headmasters or headmistresses.
    • A student or teacher may also enter a nomination on his/her own behalf with an additional reference.
    • An interview by a JFK Lancer representative will also be required.

    We wish to reward a teaching professional who has demonstrated leadership and dedication in teaching young people the assassination events in the classroom. This teacher should have set a standard of excellence in research for their students to strive for and personally contributed information to the understanding of the murder of President John F. Kennedy.

    Recognizing the need for ethical leadership in the 21st century and the increasingly important role of teachers as leaders, JFK Lancer offers the JFK Lancer Scholarship for Teachers who demonstrate characteristics of leadership. The scholarship is $500 cash and $100 value of research materials.


    Teacher Applicant must be:
    • Full time, certified teacher at high school level.
    • Teaching the assassination as an independent class or as part of another class subject.

    Submit:
    • Examples of their JFK classroom project. (video or disk, workbook, class outlines, field trips, listing of students' research, etc.)

    • Two references (see "Nomination" below.)

    • Submit a typed, 500-word essay titled: "Why the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Still Matters"


    Nomination:

    Eligibility for competition in the JFK Lancer Scholarship program is by nomination. Nomination: Students or Teachers should be nominated by their guidance counselors, (fellow) teachers, principals, headmasters or headmistresses. A student or teacher may also enter a nomination on his/her own behalf with an additional reference. An interview by a JFK Lancer representative will also be required.


    JFK Lancer has the right to withhold the award in either category if applications submitted are deemed unsatisfactory.

    Selection will be made a scholarship panel and decisions are final. Awards are limited to persons living in the continental United States.

     

    Expenses will be limited only to the actual recipients' and not to family members or escorts. Other limitations may apply.

     


    Some examples of information required:

    • Consider any student government involvement throughout your educational career.
    • Include any student government office(s) you have held during any part of your educational career.
    • Respond by considering any community service activity (Boy/Girl Scouts, Blood Drives, Church activity, etc.) you have been directly involved.
    • Consider all activity in clubs and organizations.
    • Consider all office(s) you have held in clubs/organizations.
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    What should my nomination & references include?

    For student applicants, a personal reference with examples of how your leadership skills and research into the JFK assassination have made significant contributions to your class, school or community.
     
    For teacher applicants, a professional reference with examples of how your leadership skills have lead to student research into the JFK assassination and how your own research has made significant contributions to your school, students and community.
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    How will I know if I receive a scholarship?

    The student and teacher selected to receive awards are notified in writing through a "Scholarship Notification" letter.

    How are scholarships used to pay educational costs?
     
    If you are awarded this scholarship, you may have this award a check will be issued directly to you.

    What is expected of me as a scholarship recipient?

    We ask that you attend the November In Dallas" Conference in November. Recipients will be officially awarded at the "November In Dallas" Conference held in Dallas, Texas.

    Please contact Debra Conway with questions about the scholarships.

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