Scholarships

TBB FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $1,000

Number of Recipients: 1

Application Deadline: November 30, 2015

Description:

The TBB Founder’s Scholarship is a prestigious annual scholarship. It is to be awarded to an exceptional TBB tutor who has not only excelled at helping others in the community through tutoring, but has also possessed the qualities of TBB’s founder throughout his or her time with Tutoring Beyond Borders . Some of these qualities include leadership, motivation, thirst for knowledge and continuing education, as well as promotion of volunteerism throughout the community.

Scholarship Eligibility & Application Requirements:

This scholarship is to be awarded as an encouragement to qualified past and present TBB tutors. Eligibility and application requirements are listed here:

  • Be a past or present TBB tutor (applying to become a tutor does not count!)
  • Have volunteered with TBB for a total of at least 12 months (does not have to be a consecutive 12 months)
  • Be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies (preference given to undergraduates heading into graduate/professional school or already be in graduate school)
  • Provide proof of enrollment with an accredited university or academic institution for current program of study
  • Provide a one-page single-spaced essay describing what your goals are in the future, and what steps you have taken to bring yourself closer to that goal
  • Provide a curriculum vitae or resume detailing your academic achievements and extracurricular activities

Selection Criteria:

A TBB Scholarship Selection Committee consisting of members of the Board of Directors will be assessing each applicant based on the following criteria:

  • Length of service as a volunteer tutor with TBB
  • Number of tutoring hours logged (yes, they really do count for something!)
  • Overall performance and contribution to Tutoring Beyond Borders, either as part of the team or helping out in other aspects
  • Academic achievements and extracurricular activities
  • Applicant’s financial need

Application Instructions:

Please send your application, including all required documents and optional supplementary material as attachments in PDF format, to president@tutoring-beyond-borders.com.

A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of your application.

Restrictions:

Each recipient is restricted to only one TBB Founder’s Scholarship in his or her lifetime as the aim of the scholarship is to benefit as many qualified and deserving candidates as possible.

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