The Chelko Foundation Scholarship
Late in 2010, the board of directors recognized the need for an on-going, comprehensive effort to seek out those in need of these awards.
To that end, The Chelko Foundation Scholarship program has been officially launched. While the board recognizes that the foundation will no doubt receive hundreds of applications each year, they are dedicated to the processing of each and every one of those applications as they seek out the best candidates for these awards. The selection committee is focused on identifying special women – non-traditional students whose education was delayed or interrupted, individuals with a vision to succeed regardless of any obstacles that life has put in their way.
We are especially interested in recognizing women who give back to their communities and whose goals and desires for education align with their passions. Additionally, preference is given to women who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state of Georgia.
This may include women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, seeking advancement in their career or work life, and stay-at-home moms entering the work place and in need of additional education/training for a career in the arts.
This scholarship is not intended for recent high school graduates or women who are eligible for or who have already received other significant financial aid.
The money provided by the Chelko Foundation scholarship may only be used to pay for tuition and fees at the educational institution. The scholarship check will be made out directly to the institution with instructions to only apply the funds to the student’s current account to pay for school tuition and fees. No exceptions will be made.
Selection Criteria The primary selection criteria the committee will consider are:
The Chelko Foundation is looking for special scholarship recipients who will use this opportunity and the education that they receive to better themselves and to help others around them.
Please comply with all of the following application requirements:
NOTE: Please plan ahead; do not wait until the last minute to send in your application. When sending your application materials via U.S. mail, please ensure you indicate that the requirement for a signature is to be waived. Applications requiring a signature of receipt will not be accepted. We will not make exceptions to the deadline due to delays in delivery. If you wait until the last minute you risk missing the deadline.– Do not send binders, DVDs, cassettes, transcripts, or any other extraneous materials that are not specifically requested by the Chelko Foundation scholarship committee.
The purpose of the letters of recommendation is to assist the committee in our evaluation and decision-making. Recommendation letters should address the following points:
We encourage all visitors to download and peruse The Chelko Foundation Scholarship Application. All applications will be reviewed and Application Guidelines will apply to all received applications.
We thank you for your interest in The Chelko Foundation Scholarship Program.