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Board of Directors Wendye Mingo President Renee Ward Vice President Dorrine Griffin Secretary LaTonia Stewart -Limmitt Financial Secretary Florence Perry.

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2 Board of Directors Wendye Mingo President Renee Ward Vice President Dorrine Griffin Secretary LaTonia Stewart -Limmitt Financial Secretary Florence Perry Ivylette Chairman Felicia Foster Gibson Minor Hall Chairman Tiffany Baker Treasurer Sylvia A. Thomas Scholarship Chairman Chiara Clayton Fund Development Chairman Kyisha Jones Member-At-Large Jamilah Levens Member-At-Large Peggy Brown Ex Officio Dolores Sturdivant Ex Officio April 1, 2015 Dear Principal: The Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated in Detroit, Michigan is awarding $1000 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from the Class of Please share this information with your Counseling staff. The selection is based on full evaluation of the academic stature of the applicant. Each applicant must submit: 1.The completed attached application 2.Two ( 2 ) letters of recommendation 3.Official sealed high school transcript 4.Proof of ACT and/or SAT results 5.Minimum overall 2.5 GPA 6.A 250 to 350 word one page essay to the following question. Choose ONLY one: A.If you could develop and implement a program that services and/or benefits your community, what would it be and why? B. State your life goals and objectives, and how do they relate to your major/ field of study? Included with this cover letter is a packet containing all the pertinent information. The packet contains: 1.General Application Instructions 2.Application Form The completed application packet should be forwarded by the postmarked deadline of May 8, 2015 to: Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated Scholarship Committee P.O. Box Detroit, MI Warm Regards, Wendye Mingo, President Sylvia A. Thomas, Scholarship Committee Chairman Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated

3 Application GeneralApplication General Information and RequirementsInformation and Requirements General Instructions : The information provided below will instruct applicants on the current procedure and guidelines relating to the completion of the application process. Eligibility Requirements: 1.Applicant must be a graduating high school senior 2.Applicant must have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA 3.Applicant must be applying to and/or accepted to an Accredited Institution. (Please see examples below) a.Four Year b.Two Year c.Trade/Vocational d.Art e.Design f.Culinary Arts 4.Applicant must currently reside in Southeastern Michigan. Application Procedures: 1.Please complete and sign the provided application in its entirety. 2.Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. Each letter MUST be submitted on appropriate letterhead (if applicable). a.One (1) recommendation may come from any of the persons listed below: 1)High School Teacher 2)Principal 3)High School Counselor 4)Extra-curricular Organization 5)Employer 6)Minister 7)Community Leader (affiliated with an organization attended by applicant) Please note that it is mandatory that one (1) letter of recommendation is an academic referral. Recommendation may come from high school principal, teacher or counselor. 3. Applicant must submit a copy of their sealed official transcript. 4. Applicant must submit proof of ACT and/or SAT score(s). 5. Applicant must complete and submit a 250 to 350 word one page essay to the essay question (select only one): (A)If you could develop and implement a program that services and or benefits your community, what would it be and why? (B)State your career and life goals, and how do they relate to your major/chosen field of study? 6. Applicant must be available for an interview. 7. Submit application and sealed official transcript by May 8, 2015 to: Scholarship Committee Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated P.O. Box Detroit, MI General Information: Please submit application with complete information, official sealed transcript, letters of recommendation, and ACT and/or SAT scores. Please do not submit application until all required information is obtained. Please Note : To receive award, recipient must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution. Recipient is required to provide proof of enrollment (i.e. class schedule),from accredited institution prior to award dissemination.

4 ___________________________________________________________________________________ First NameLast NameMiddle Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________ AddressCityState Zip Code _(___)____________________________________(___)_____________________________________ Phone Number(s) Alternate Number ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name Phone Number Parent/Guardian Name Phone Number ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Current High School Graduating Month and Year ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Current Overall GPA: ACT Score SAT Score ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1st choice College/University: Major/Field of Study __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Number in Family Attending College during academic year (Including Yourself): Please complete application in it’s entirety prior to submission Section I- Student Profile Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated 2015 Scholarship Application

5 Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated 2015 Scholarship Application Section II- Financial: How many dependent children are in your family : ___________________________________________________ Indicate financial need for this scholarship : ________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ List financial aid/scholarships for which you have received: _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Extracurricular Activities **If applicable** Please list any affiliate extra-curricular activities (school, community, social organizations, etc.) Name of Group Activities I, hereby, certify that the information provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief, and understand that any falsified information is sufficient cause for rejection of this application from further evaluation. I further approve that the above application be evaluated by the Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated, Scholarship Committee. I understand that the application information will be kept confidential and all materials submitted will become the final property of this organization. ___________________________________________ _______________________________ Applicant’s Signature Date Signed ___________________________________________ _______________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date Signed Student Profile : Awards Received Awards Received Reason(s) for Award Reason(s) for Award Honors and Awards Received During High School **If applicable** List any academic, athletic, community, and/or service awards received

6 Please be reminded that incomplete or partial applications are not accepted. Submitting a partial application is sufficient cause for rejection of application from evaluation process. These items MUST be submitted WITH this application (not sent separately) in the following order: 1.Completed Application. 2.Two letters of recommendation (please see application process for applicable recommendation persons). 3.Official Sealed High School Transcript. 4.Proof of ACT and/or SAT results. 5.Completed 250 to 350 word one page essay on topic A or B already stated in the application. Mail To: Scholarship Committee Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated P.O. Box Detroit, MI MUST BE POSTMARKED AND/OR RECEIVED BY MAY 8, 2015 Pearls of Promise Foundation, Incorporated 2015 Scholarship Application


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