Monday, April 2, 2018 is the deadline for applying to the Archie Wahlberg Scholarship for Public Service, sponsored by Quincy Democratic City Committee. **The deadline originally was in March, but we extended it to 4/2/18 due to the storms.**
The Quincy Democratic City Committee
Archie Wahlberg Scholarship for Public Service
The Archie Wahlberg Scholarship for Public Service is named after Archie Wahlberg, who has dedicated his adult life, through words and deeds, to the principles and beliefs of the Democratic Party. Archie Wahlberg’s lifelong dedication to public service and commitment to improving his local and state communities has inspired many to follow his lead. The scholarship is funded by donations raised by the Quincy Democratic City Committee and is given annually to two graduating seniors, one from North Quincy High School and one from Quincy High School, who demonstrate a commitment to public service and plan to continue this commitment after graduation.
1. Amount awarded for two scholarships of $500 each.
2. Scholarships will be awarded annually to qualified applicants from North Quincy High School and Quincy High School.
3. Applications for scholarship awards must be filed with the Scholarship Committee by either mailing your application to:
Archie Wahlberg Scholarship Committee
c/o Garrett Nichols
675 East Squantum St, Quincy, MA 02171
Or via email to: ArchieWahlbergScholarship@gmail.com.
Please include in the subject line, Wahlberg Scholarship Application.
Official transcripts should also be mailed to the committee,
postmarked no later than March 15th to the address listed
4. Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to and plans for future public service and civic engagement, as explained in two brief essays written by the applicant.
5. Additional evaluation criteria will include:
· Scholarly ability
· Civic Engagement/Service
· Extracurricular activities
6. Recipients will be notified by phone or email in early May and will receive the award at their school’s Scholarship Ceremony.
7. Proof of college/trade school acceptance with be confirmed with the Guidance Office by the committee.
Instructions for Applicants:
1. Be sure to read the rules and criteria carefully.
2. Answer each question on the application to the best of your ability.
3. Include each of the following items with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
· The application form;
· A letter of recommendation from your high school principal, guidance counselor, teacher or coach;
· A letter of recommendation from a person, not a relative, who has known you for at least three years;
· A maximum 250-word essay that addresses your commitment to and history of public service and civic engagement, as well as your plans for future public service and civic engagement after graduation;
· A separate maximum 250-word essay that addresses any additional information you would like the scholarship committee to consider, including academic achievements, post-graduation plans, family size and circumstances, financial need, etc.; and
· Official high school transcripts of grades from all high schools attended, which must be mailed directly from the school by March 15th.
In compliance with Massachusetts campaign laws, immediate family members of a Quincy Democratic City Committee or Quincy Democratic Ward Committee member are ineligible for this award.
If you are interested in contributing to this scholarship fund, donations may be send to:
Quincy Democratic City Committee
Treasurer Joseph Moya
371 Beale Street #2
Wollaston, MA 02170