The Chesapeake Scholarship

BACKGROUND

The Chesapeake Scholarship was established at the North Texas Community Foundation by Chesapeake Energy in 2007. The goal of the scholarship is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for minority and socially disadvantaged youth in Fort Worth.

AMOUNT

Up to $20,000 per year. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books.

GEOGRAPHIC LIMITATIONS

Fort Worth ISD Schools in Fort Worth, TX

ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible to apply for The Chesapeake Scholarship if you satisfy all of the following criteria:

1. You are a graduating senior of a Fort Worth Independent School District high school
2. You have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
3. You have taken either the ACT or SAT
4. You have applied and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school
5. You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident
6. You are female or a member of a minority group as defined by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (visit www.nctrca.org for more information)

Children and grandchildren of Chesapeake Corporation employees are not eligible to receive scholarships. Individuals attending private schools, parochial schools, or institutions otherwise outside of the FWISD are also not eligible. For a complete list of FWISD schools, please visit www.fwisd.org.

DEADLINE

April 17, 2017

RENEWALS

Renewal criteria include earning a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and maintaining appropriate conduct.

By May 1 of each year, students wishing to renew must send a letter of request for renewal to the North Texas Community Foundation. By June 15, students must send a certified transcript, current through the spring semester, directly from their college or university to the attention of the Programs Associate, Angela White, at the North Texas Community Foundation. The student will receive a scholarship acceptance form and must complete and return it to the Community Foundation by July 15. All checks for the 2017-18 academic year will be distributed by the first week of August.

HOW TO APPLY

The application and financial aid survey is available below or in the FWISD High School Guidance Offices. Applicant must submit by hand or by mail a completed application and all required materials (listed on page 4 of 4 of the application), paper clipped and/or in an envelope (no staples please), on or before the deadline to the Community Foundation’s Program Associate. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be mailed separately, and will be added to the appropriate application packet onsite if needed. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

The Financial Aid Survey, a three page document separate from the application (also available below), must be sent to the Financial Aid Office of every college or university the student may attend in the fall. It would be worthwhile for students to send these off as soon as possible and not wait until they have turned in their application, since administrative processing can take some time.

Chesapeake Scholarship Application

Chesapeake Financial Aid Survey

Chesapeake Scholarship Acceptance Form