The 2018-19 EMILY AND FRED RUFFING ACCA SCHOLARSHIP

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Presented by the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), will be awarded to one graduating high school senior of Fairfax County Public Schools who has a disability. This is due to the Career Center by Monday, April 22 by 3pm. This is the first day we are back after SPRING BREAK!

Student Eligibility Criteria:

• Graduating high school senior with a disability, pursuing a full-time higher education program beyond high school

• Financial Need

• Academic accomplishment and ability

• The impact the disability has had on the individual, and the level to which he/she is coping/overcoming

Additional Considerations All qualifying FCPS students are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to students who attend Justice and Annandale High Schools.(they didn’t have enough last year)

Scholarship Award Amount $2,000.00 per semester up to $4,000 per academic year; Renewable up to 4 years and $16,000

Additional requirements:

Transcript – Official

Recommendations – Yes. At least one. Additional are optional. All recommendations may be from school counselor, special education department chair, or special education teacher.

SAT/ACT Test Scores – Official scores from high school.

Personal Essay Yes. (Part II, section 2 of 2 on application) The impact the disability has had on the individual, and the level to which he/she is coping/overcoming.

Financial Need Based Yes

Financial Documentation Yes. (Part II, section 1 of 2 on application). A statement of financial need must also be included with the application.

US Citizenship No

US Legal Residency Documentation No

HS Staff Signature Yes. Located on memorandum page (page 2 of 5 on application).

Parent/Guardian Signature Yes. Memorandum and Part III of application.

Winner Notification May/June 2019

Scholarship Website www.accacares.org

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