Scholarship

The Greater Baton Rouge American Association is dedicated to the importance of the pursuit of education, and for this reason it wishes to help an outstanding student attend a college or university

Rules and Regulations Governing the Annual Scholarship, 2015

The Greater Baton Rouge American Association is pleased to announce that it will be offering at least one (1) scholarship this year for an outstanding student in his/her senior year of high school and/or a student already enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Each applicant is to submit a cover letter in which the applicant speaks about his/her ambitions, family, educational history, a listing of curricular and extra-curricular activities (sports, or a school-related club, e.g. the Chess Club). The applicants should mention jobs held while they were in school. In other words, a complete picture of whom the applicant is.

Each applicant should contact up to three (3) persons that know their work well at school and can attest to the character of the applicant. This could be the names of teachers and/or superiors on a job that he/she has held.

THESE REFERENCES AND TRANSCRIPTS SHOULD BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO DR. JOSEPH V. RICAPITO.
Dr. Joseph V. Ricapito, 1648 Rue Crozat, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

TRANSCRIPTS ARE TO BE SENT DIRECTLY FROM THE SCHOOL. ANY TRANSCRIPTS OTHER THE OFFICIAL ONES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Other factors that will be taken into consideration are the following: Grade point average (the highest score that an applicant can achieve is 4.0); the lowest acceptable average is a B average to qualify); being a member of an Academic Honor Society; for high school students taking or having taken a course in college at the same time as attending high school; taken courses in Advance Placement Examinations; being a resident of the State of Louisiana (residency is defined as holding a legal Louisiana driver’s license, or a legal Louisiana identification or residing in Louisiana); having done volunteer and community work. Be as thorough as possible, and if a family member is in The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association or a sponsor who is a member.

For applicants already in an approved college or university: here are the following requirements: References (see above); Grade point average ; transcripts (see above); academic honors or membership in honor societies; list your major; residency (see above); extracurricular activities and volunteer work as well as jobs. Be as thorough as possible.

All these factors will be taken into consideration.  The deadline date is June 15, 2015, for completely filled applications to be received.  Then names will be presented to Board Members in its July meeting and the choice will be voted upon.

The winner of the scholarships will be present, including his/her family, at the Association Quarterly Meeting in August.  The checks will be deposited at the college of the students choice and the student can purchase books, pay fees, etc. with the money.

This scholarship is open to all people of all races and all religious creeds.