CRESTMOOR NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
All portions of the Application Packet – including those portions to be completed by recommenders and your high school counselor – must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020. Failure to provide a complete Application Packet by the deadline will result in your Application not receiving consideration.
To apply, you must first register online. The registration form will ask for basic information, such as your name, email address, the high school you are currently attending, and whether you plan to attend a four-year or community college in the fall of 2020. Upon completing the registration form, you will receive an email message that contains personalized links to (a) begin your application, (b) send to your recommender(s) (for upload of letter of recommendation), and (c) send to your counselor (for completion of Academic Record Form and uploading of transcripts).
A complete Application Packet includes:
1. Online Application Form – Applicant to complete
The Online Application includes:
Activities List – Include extracurricular activities, sports, community service, hobbies, internships, and work experience during high school (grades 9-12)
Essays – Two mandatory essays on (i) your academic and career goals (250 words maximum) and (ii) your commitment to the San Bruno community (500 words maximum); an optional essay on challenges you may have faced or significant accomplishments not highlighted in your application (250 words maximum) is also permitted
2. Supporting Documentation – Applicant to upload
You must upload the following documents:
Financial Need Documentation – A copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) or, for AB 540 students, your California Dream Act Application Student Aid Report (CADA SAR)
Proof of San Bruno Residency (for those Applicants who do not attend a high school or college located in San Bruno only) – Current lease agreement, property tax bill, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, or landline utility bill in Applicant or parent/guardian’s name and with San Bruno address
Certifications & Authorizations Form - You can download the form here. If you are a minor (under the age of 18) at the time of submitting your Application, your parent must sign the form. Digital signatures are not accepted.
3. Letter of Recommendation – Recommender to complete form and upload letter
One letter of recommendation from an adult who can directly speak to your demonstrated commitment to the San Bruno community (for example, a club adviser, coach, faith community leader, or teacher) is required.
Applicants may choose to submit an optional second letter of recommendation (not required).
When you register online, you will receive a personalized link to send to your recommender(s), who must upload a scanned copy of his/her signed letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to “Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship Program.” You will receive an email notification when a letter of recommendation has been submitted for you.
4. Academic Record Form and Official Transcript – High school counselor to complete form and upload transcript
The Academic Record Form asks your high school counselor to provide your GPA and to certify your graduation date and that you are currently a student in good standing at your high school.
When you register online, you will receive a personalized link to send to your counselor. Ask your counselor to complete the form and upload your official high school transcript(s). You will receive an email notification when your counselor has submitted the form.
NOTE: We strongly prefer that you scan the requested documents and upload them in PDF format, although a JPG will be accepted. If you upload a photo of your documentation in JPG format, we must be able to clearly read the document.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS