Merit Achievement Award Application – Community College Students Step 1 of 10 10% Important Notice If you have any trouble with submitting the form, please email [email protected] with the following information: 1. Subject line "CEF Merit Achievement Community College Award Issues" 2. Email Body: Type your first and last name and in detail explain the issue you are experiencing. 3. Attach a screenshot if it is possible If you encounter any issues, it is best that you also include your application materials in your email message. We will then send you a confirmation email stating that your application has been submitted and received. Instructions for Completing the Merit Achievement Award Application 1. Complete the online application 2. Upload a copy of the “Letter of Admission” of the College or University you plan to attend 3. Upload a copy of your Official or Unofficial Transcript with GPA (from ALL Community Colleges attended) Deadline for applying and for submitting all the above information is May 31. Before you begin the online application: You have one hour to complete the application before it times out. It is recommended that you type the activities/awards/honors, community service and personal statement sections in your word processor first. When you are ready to complete the form, refresh this page, fill in the fields and copy/paste the typed sections. All major browsers are supported to complete this form. If you have any issues, please email us at [email protected] I certify that I meet the basic eligibility requirements of the program as described and the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this is a competitive program and that not all students who apply will receive awards. I understand that photos will be requested of student winners. Personal InformationName* First Last Email* Street AddressCityStateHome Phone Number*Cell Phone Number*Date of BirthGenderMaleFemaleHow did you learn about this award?Church Attending*---Please Select---Archangel Michael (Santa Ana)Archangel Michael (Simi Valley)Archangel Michael & GabrielArchangel Raphael and St. MinaChrist the Good Shepard - Long BeachChrist the Savior – Sherman OaksCOCCHoly AnnunciationHoly ResurrectionHoly TransfigurationHoly Transfiguration – Chino HillsOtherSaint Monica – Newport BeachSt Cyril of AlexandriaSt Cyril of Alexandria – IrwindaleSt Demiana (Bakersfield)St George (Bellflower)St George the New MartyrSt GregorySt Gregory the Theologian – Buena ParkSt John the Chrysostom – Laguna BeachSt Paul AmericanSt Pope Kerollos VISt Pope Kerollos VI – WestminsterSt Thomas the HermitSt. AbanoubSt. AbraamSt. AntoniusSt. Bishoy and St. PaulSt. CyrilSt. Demiana (Bakersfield)St. Demiana (San Diego)St. George (San Jacinto)St. George (Visalia)St. John (Covina)St. John the Baptist (Ventura)St. JustinaSt. MarinaSt. MarkSt. MarySt. Mary (Victorville)St. Mary & St. John (Pleasanton)St. Mary and St. AthanasiusSt. Mary MagdaleneSt. Mary of EgyptSt. MauriceSt. MinaSt. Peter and St. PaulSt. VerenaYour Church and its Location* Applicant TranscriptPlease note you will need to upload your transcripts from ALL community colleges attended.Weighted Average GPA at Community College 1*Unweighted Average GPA at Community College 1*Weighted Average GPA at Community College 2Weighted Average GPA at Community College 2 Community College InformationEnter name of ALL community colleges attended. Use official school names. Do not use abbreviations.Name of Community College*Graduating Class of*Please enter a number from 1940 to 2100.Community College Street AddressCityStateZip CodeName of College or UniversityCityDegreeAssociate Degree (A.A.)Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Major Community Service*In paragraph form (250- 500 words only), describe in detail your most impactful community service involvement. Only write about one experience. Your score will be based on the following: 1. Describe the service in detail (no more than 1 paragraph) Specifically state the following - Where did you work? - What was your role? - What was the time frame? - Any additional information 2. How did your service impact you and/or your community? Explain the significance. (This is the majority of your points) Community Service*Please Note: This section should be a minimum of 250 words but not exceed 500 words. Copy from your word processor and paste in the text area above. Personal Statement*In paragraph form (500-750 words only), describe in detail an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. Your score will be based on the following: 1. Describe the event or accomplishment that shaped you (no more than 1 paragraph) Specifically state the following: - What was the event/ accomplishment? - Where was the event/ accomplishment? - When was the event/ accomplishment? - Any additional information about the event/ accomplishment 2. Explain what you learned or how you changed (The rest of your essay should focus on this information) * Be specific about the transformation and demonstrate your personal growth (This is the majority of your points) Personal Statement*Please Note: This section should be a minimum of 500 words but not exceed 750 words. Copy from your word processor and paste in the text area above. AttachmentsMust attach a copy of the Letter of Admission. You may attach any files such as certificate, resume, commendation, etc. Attach only PDF, DOC or JPG files. You can only attach a maximum of 6 files. The combined size of the files should not exceed 500 KB. You must attach the following documents as PDF, DOC, or PDF files. You can only attach a maximum of 6 files. The combined size of the files should not exceed 500 KB. Letter of Admission*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.Unofficial Transcript with GPA*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.CertificateAccepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.ResumeAccepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.OtherAccepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.OtherAccepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.OtherAccepted file types: pdf, doc, jpg, docx.Agreement* I agree to email files larger than 2MB to [email protected] and submit the rest here CertificationI certify that I meet the basic eligibility requirements of the program as described and the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I agree to give proof of information I have given on this form. Falsification of information may result in termination of any award granted. This application becomes the property of CEF (It is recommended that you keep a copy for your files). I understand that this is a competitive program and that not all students who apply will receive awards. I understand that photos will be requested of student winners. This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.