SCHOLARSHIP NOTEBOOK – LAYOUT
Beginning in March, individuals from our community come to look through scholarship notebooks in order to select students for scholarship money. To assist them, we request your notebooks be arranged in uniform order. For that same reason, we provide identical plastic folders that accommodate a front cover and twelve pages of information. You will be given the folder when you complete your approved Statement of Purpose.
The following items comprise your notebook:
- Notebook Cover – Henderson Bay values the individualism and creativity of our students, and some of the best notebook covers in the past years have been visually unique. Our only requirements are that your name be displayed in readable form and that it include a clear photo of yourself, preferably alone and doing something you enjoy. You may use any paper you choose and you may include other elements that reflect your personality and/or interests. Keep in mind, however, that adults will be examining your notebook – you want it to reflect well on you and your school. We will have examples to show you.
- (page 1) Statement of Purpose
- (page 2) Personal Data Sheet
- (page 3) Official Transcript – upon request, the counseling office will print your transcript after first semester grades are recorded
- (page 4-6) Two letters of recommendation
- (page 7) Up-to-date resume
- (pages 8-12) Personal pages – This section gives donors a visual introduction to your life and interests. It’s easier to organize each of your pages around a theme such as “Awards”, “My Work”, “My Family”, “Hobbies”, ASB, etc. Try to label all photos and explain with brief captions why you chose to include an item.
- Awards and certificates from high school (not just HBHS)
- Awards, certificates and documents from activities outside of school: e.g., Sports, community service, church, etc. (from high school years only, unless it’s an ongoing activity)
- Photos of you on the job or doing volunteer work
- Examples of your own poetry and/or artwork, clearly labeled as your work
- A poem or quotation that you find particularly meaningful (credited)
- Documentation of your hobbies (travel, cars, music, computers, etc.)
- Photos of you with your family and friends (Do not include originals of photos that cannot be replaced!)
- You are responsible for making copies of photos and certificates. There will be several workshops offered, if you need help assembling your notebook. Robin Malich and/or Linda McQuade can answer any additional questions.