Rogers Charitable Foundation
ROGERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Important Changes to Rogers Charitable Foundation Sponsorship Program Application Deadline and Eligibility Requirements
May 20, 2013
Dear Rogers Electric Employee,
Rogers Electric is proud to announce our Sponsorship Program funded by the Rogers Charitable Foundation. Our goal is to support both the Rogers’ community, and the educational efforts of the youngest population by providing eligible candidates with opportunities for education assistance and the potential for great advancement.
We are excited to announce several important changes to our Scholarship Program through the Rogers Charitable Foundation. We would like to offer this program to a larger number of Rogers Electric Employees children so therefore;
- The Sponsorship Program is now accepting applications from all current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, who wish to apply for funding of their college education through Rogers Charitable Foundation. The applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements (listed below).
- The Sponsorship Program is also accepting applications from applicants graduating High School in the spring of 2013. The applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements (listed below).
- The new final DEADLINE to apply is July 19, 2013.
What we offer
The candidates who are awarded will receive a grant which will cover a portion or all of their educational and living expenses while in college, including room, board and books. The maximum amount to be granted per person shall not exceed $2,500 per semester/$5,000 for school year. This opportunity is available only to applicants who are currently enrolled or anticipate to be enrolled in full-time in college studies. Once accepted in the program, Rogers Foundation will continue to sponsor the college education of the participants through graduation who meet the requirements for GPA, extracurricular activities, and dedication (see below).
Eligibility for First-Year Participants*
- All Rogers Electric employees’ children who are currently in High School and planning to attend college full-time in the 2013-2014 school year and will graduate High School by spring of 2013, and
- All Rogers Electric’s children who are college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors currently enrolled in college who wish to apply for funding of their college education through Rogers Charitable Foundation;
- The Rogers Electric employee and parent/guardian of the applicant must have been employed with the company for at least 12 consecutive months, and must still be employed with Rogers Electric at the time of the application
- The applicant must have an excellent academic record with a minimum of 3.0 GPA from High School or College (if the applicant does not have a GPA of 3.0 or above, he or she can provide additional information and explanation of the lower GPA)
- The applicant must show that he/she has been and still is involved in community activities
- The applicant must show financial need. The annual household income must be equal to or below $150,000. IRS Tax return 1040 for the previous tax year will be required to prove financial need.
- The applicant must submit an essay. The essay should describe: What they are planning to study and why, short-term and long-term goals, and any other relevant information. Please limit responses to one page, size Letter (8.5”x11”); responses longer than one page will not be considered.
- The applicants will be interviewed by Rogers Foundation Program Manager
- A completed Application Form (available online at www.rogerscharitablefoundation.org )
*All criteria must be satisfied to apply
Eligibility to Continue Participating in the Program until College Graduation
All Rogers Scholars admitted in the Program will have the opportunity to continue their participation in the Program thru graduation. They will continue to receive outright grants which will cover in full or in part their expenses for tuition, books and housing until college graduation if they continue to meet all of the requirements below:*
- Submit a copy of their class schedule to their Rogers Foundation Program Coordinator at the beginning of each semester
- Submit their mid-term and final semester grades, and their semester Attendance Records to their Rogers Foundation Program Coordinator
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Participate in community involvement for a minimum of 20 hours per semester.
*All criteria must be satisfied
*No additional application necessary for those admitted in the Program
We are now accepting applications for applicants looking to enroll in college during the 2013-2014 school year. The deadline for applications is July 19, 2013
- If more than one child in a household is eligible to apply for the program, each application must be submitted separately and will be considered separately. All children that meet the requirements may apply.
- Rogers Foundation will send the tuition payment directly to the educational institution; no personal checks will be issued
Your completed Application Package should include:
1) Completed and signed Application Form
2) High School Transcript – Copy (submit with Application Package)
3) SAT/ACT scores - Copy (submit with Application Package)
4) Guardian/Parent’s Tax Return – copy of the 1040 form to prove financial need
6) In addition to the Application Package, please have the following 2 originals mailed in sealed envelopes directly from the institutions:
- Official High School Transcript
- Official SAT/ACT scores
Please go to www.rogerscharitablefoundation.org for the application form and send in your completed Application package by July 19, 2013 (all applications, post-stamped before and on July 19, 2013 will be considered received timely) to the following address:
Rogers Charitable Foundation Admissions
2050 Marconi Drive, Suite 220
Alpharetta, GA 30005