|Funding Opportunity: 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation|
Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured this week is the Talbots Charitable Foundation’s 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation.
The 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation is sponsored by The Talbots, Inc., a multi-channel retailer of women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. Its signature Talbots brand serves a broad diversity of women within the fast-growing 35+ population through an extensive range of styles and sizes. The corporation operates via stores, catalog, and the Internet.
Program Areas: In keeping with its long-standing tradition of helping women succeed, the Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present the 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation and the inaugural Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award for perseverance and ingenuity, which is presented in memory of the founder of Talbots. This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Eligibility: Applicants to the Talbots Scholarship Foundation must:
- Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada.
- Be women who earned a high school diploma or their General Educational Development (GED) on or before September 2000.
- Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-, three-, or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States or Canada.
- Be attending the full 2010-11 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2011.
- Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2010 fall academic term.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree are eligible to receive the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award.
Talbots Charitable Foundation and Scholarship America employees or family members are not eligible to apply to this program.
Only the first 5,000 eligible applications submitted will be processed.
Target Area: National.
Award Amount: Up to 10 scholarships of $15,000 and one $30,000 scholarship will be awarded. Awards are one-time only, are not renewable, and are paid in U.S. currency.
Application Process: To begin the process, applicants can click on the Register to Apply button located at the bottom of the 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation’s main Web page. Applicants must read and agree to an online consent and register with a username and password to create an application account. During the application process, applicants will be able to leave the site by clicking on the Save and Log Out button located on any page. To return, applicants must enter their username and password.
Before registering, applicants may wish to gather the following information that will be needed for the application process:
- List of work experience and involvement in school and community activities.
- Complete copies of secondary and postsecondary academic records.
- Financial information, including copies of most recent tax form filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Revenue Canada, if applicable. The Financial Data section of the application must be completed by the applicant. Information should be from a completed tax return or based on estimated information to be filed with the IRS or Revenue Canada. Applicants should review the Instructions for Completing Financial Information section on the 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation’s main Web page.
Applicants should carefully review their application before submitting it. The foundation recommends that applicants print a hard copy of their application for their records. Do not send a printed copy to Scholarship Management Services. All application pages with required fields must be completed in the format described in order to submit the application. Standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 101 Main Street, New York, NY) must be used when entering data. Once the application is submitted, no further revisions can be made.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all required information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; answer all questions as completely as possible. Applications are considered confidential and reviewed only by Scholarship Management Services.
Applicants will receive confirmation via e-mail when the electronic application is successfully submitted. Late submissions and incomplete application packages will not be considered. If an applicant does not receive acknowledgement that their application package is complete, it is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Scholarship Management Services to check on the application's status.
Selection and Notification of Finalists and Recipients
The competition is a two-step process. All applicants must submit the application. Applicants who are selected as finalists will be required to submit an official transcript of grades from all colleges/universities attended, proof of high school/secondary school graduation or the equivalent, an essay, a copy of their most recently filed U.S. IRS 1040 or Canadian T1 General, and an applicant appraisal form.
Scholarship finalists are selected on a number of criteria, including academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of educational and career goals. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship Management Services, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Additional documents provided by finalists will be considered in the selection of recipients.
All applicants will be notified whether or not they are finalists by e-mail on January 15, 2010. Recipients will be notified by the end of April 2010. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as finalists; not all finalists will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship Management Services processes scholarship payments on behalf of Talbots Charitable Foundation. Scholarship Management Services will arrange a schedule of payments with the recipients to best meet individual needs. Checks are mailed to each recipient's home address and are made payable to the school for the student.
Acceptance of the scholarship constitutes permission for Talbots Charitable Foundation to use recipients' names, biographical information, and pictures for publicity purposes, and agreement to attend a scholarship award ceremony at the Talbots Charitable Foundation’s expense, if such a ceremony is held. Otherwise, recipients have no obligation to Talbots Charitable Foundation. Recipients are, however, required to notify Scholarship Management Services of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete transcript when requested.
Recipients are also required to notify Scholarship Management Services of any change in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete transcript when requested.
Talbots Charitable Foundation reserves the right to interpret and review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Recipients shall be responsible for any and all taxes.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. January 2, 2010.
Contact: For more information about the 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation, contact:
Send an e-mail, or call: (507) 931-1682
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