The George H. Clark Memorial Scholarship – 2020

Scholarship

$5,000 SCHOLARSHIP PER YEAR FOR FOUR YEARS

Application Period: February 12, 2020 – April 10, 2020

TRUSTEES:

  • Mayor (or City Manager)
  • Superintendent, City of Sacramento
  • SCUSD Principal of the most populous high school

HISTORY:

Established in 1950, according to the terms of the will of George H. Clark, in agreement with the Mayor, City of Sacramento

ELIGIBILITY:        

One student from each of the district’s comprehensive high schools, as recommended by the Principal and staff, deemed to be the most outstanding student of that high school.  Below is the selection criteria for the highest achieving high school student:

  • Scholarship (highest ranking student per SAT scores and GPA)
  • Citizenship (consistent evidence of maturity and responsibility)
  • Community (involvement and individual initiative)
  • Extra curricular activities (teamwork and leadership qualities)
  • Personal statement of educational and vocational goals
  • Financial need

PROCEDURES:

When high school staff has made its selection, the student shall be notified by the Principal no later than Friday, March 13, 2020.

The selected student must submit an online application and supporting documents no later than Friday, April 10, 2020.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER:

The Mayor, City of Sacramento, and the Superintendent (or designee), Sacramento City Unified School District, will announce the winner of the George H. Clark Scholarship at a meeting of the Sacramento City Council.  The student and his/her parents/guardians will be invited to attend this meeting.

APPLICATION ATTACHMENTS:

1. Two Letters of Recommendation (MUST INCLUDE):

  • Letters from outside the school (i.e. employer, pastor, youth leader, or community leader)

2. Student Letter Addressed to Trustees, George Clark Memorial Scholarship (750 words or less):

  • Describe your educational and vocational goals (short-term and long-term)
  • How you plan to use the scholarship funds

3. Transcript:

  • An unofficial transcript of student’s high school record, including the first semester grades of your senior year

4. College Enrollment:

  • Verification of acceptance to a two or four year college or university or acknowledgement by the college that the process is under way