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Scholarship Info



PURPOSE: To provide a scholarship to a deserving high school graduating senior who will be attending

a College/University, a Technical College, or a Community College.

AWARD Details: One (1) $1,000 scholarship and an individual certificate awarded to a student
selected by the National Scholarship Committee.

Applicant Submission CRITERIA:
1. The Applicant must be a current graduating high school senior.

2. The Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher.

3. The Applicant must submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation, one (1) from the sponsoring Pinochle
Bug Chapter and one (1) from a non-chapter member (counselor, coach, principal, pastor, teacher, etc.)


4. The Applicant must complete the Antoinette Bruce Scholarship Award Application


5. The Applicant must provide a transcript for the first semester of their senior year with a grade point
average, a completed high school transcript with cummulative grade point average, and a class


6. The Applicant must submit a copy of an acceptance letter to a College/ University, Technical College, or
a Community College.


7. The Applicant must submit a typed 500 words or more Essay on the following question:
One of the biggest challenges educators and students have faced in responding to the pandemic has been
how to effectively move lessons that were designed for an in-person classroom to an online forum. What
many discovered immediately was that you can’t simply upload worksheets to an online forum (i.e.,
Google Classroom) and expect the same learning success that was experienced in a traditional classroom setting.

Do you believe the increase in virtual learning will positively or negatively impact
education? Why?

8. The Applicant must complete the TYPED application form and email, mail or hand deliver to the local
Chapter Scholarship Chair. Late, handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be processed.


9. The Applicant must meet the Deadline for submission by the local chapter for review of the Scholarship
Application so that it is received by the National Scholarship Committee from the local Chapter no
later than March 31, 2024.
Applications received after this date will not be considered.

10. The Applicant must, if winner of the Scholarship, submit a picture of him/herself and sign a photo

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