Delano Area Scholarship Association

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Dear Parents,


Your son or daughter’s senior year is an exciting time. It is a year not only spent finishing his/her high school education but also one preparing for the future. Whether that next step is attending a four-year college or a two-year technical or community college, the financing of this post-secondary education is a huge undertaking. In your search for financial aid, we would like you to be aware of a local scholarship opportunity available to the Delano Senior High School Class of 2018.


The Delano Area Scholarship Association is a local organization made up entirely of volunteers from the Delano area. Its purpose is to raise scholarship funds that aid high school graduates in the pursuit of higher education. This past spring, 43 seniors from the Delano High School Class of 2017 were presented with individual awards of $1,000. (The number of scholarships and the dollar amounts awarded in any given year are determined by the amount raised in that respective year.)


We invite your student to participate in fundraising for this worthwhile cause. Various Delano Scholarship fundraisers are held throughout the year. Students will be notified through school announcements about these fundraisers. Sign-up sheets for student participation are posted in the high school office prior to each fundraiser.


After they have completed their required fundraising activities, the formal application process will begin. Applications for the Delano Area Scholarship Association scholarship will be available in the high school office Friday, February 9, 2018. The completed application forms must be postmarked no later than Saturday, March 10, 2018. No LATE or INCOMPLETE applications will be accepted. Information regarding the fundraisers and applications will also be available on the DASA link located on the Delano High School website. In addition, please “like” our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DelanoAreaScholarshipAssociation to be reminded of upcoming events. (If not immediately redirected, please copy and paste link into your browser.)


Who is eligible for a Dollar Area Scholarship Association scholarship?

Graduating seniors planning to attend a post-secondary school:

Technical college

Community college

Four year college


What are the criteria for applying for a scholarship?

Participation in three of the scheduled Delano Scholarship fundraisers. (The fall Rose Sale and Omelet Breakfast ticket sale are required.) – please see attached document for additional details on fundraising opportunities

Participation in volunteer activities, extra-curricular activities and academics

Completion of the application form, which includes a description of your post-secondary plans, a short essay, signatures from two teachers and a school official


Please forward any questions regarding this scholarship to Delano.Scholarship@gmail.com.


We wish you and your son or daughter a fantastic senior year and hope you take the time to look into our organization and its scholarship opportunities.


Sincerely,


Delano Area Scholarship Association Committee