2017 Mt. Tabor Scholarship Applications Available
Applications for the 2017 Mount Tabor Scholarship are due at the church office by JUNE 24, 2017. Electronic application forms and detailed information about the selection process are available at the church website at www.mttaborslc.org. Paper copies of the application are available in the narthex.
At least one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded. Additional scholarships may be awarded as available funding permits.
Applicants must be active members of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church (with allowance made for attending an out-of-town school) and must be starting or continuing their post-high school education. Previous recipients of the scholarship are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to qualified students who have not received this support in the past.
Application packets consist of the completed application form, a one-to-three page personal essay, a copy of the student's most recent school-issued report card or transcript, and two letters of support by non-family members. The essay must identify the student's educational and career goals and discuss why the student has chosen those goals. In the essay, the applicant also must demonstrate an appropriate religious purpose for the scholarship by expressing how his or her education will be used in furtherance of the applicant's service to the ministry of Jesus Christ.
In evaluating these materials, the scholarship committee will give particular consideration to the thoughtfulness of the personal essay, the applicant's enthusiasm and determination for reaching his or her educational goal, and the applicant's participation in Mount Tabor congregational life, leadership, and volunteer activities.
The form, essay, a scanned copy of the report card, and letters of support may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject line write "Attention Scholarship Committee." Send return-receipt so you will know your materials have been received. Supplemental materials and hard copies of any materials may be mailed or hand-delivered to Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 175 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.
The committee will email applicants, as well, to confirm receipt of the materials. Applicants are asked to contact the Mt. Tabor office in a timely manner if they do not receive confirmation that their materials have been received by the committee.