2014-2015
Fellowship
Application Period

October 15, 2013 -
January 31, 2014



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Investment in Community Fellowship

Application Process

Before sending the application form and supporting papers, the applicant should ensure he or she meets all eligibility and submittal requirements. Please follow directions carefully and complete all appropriate sections of the application. Applicants who do not adhere to eligibility and application requirements will be disqualified.

The following items constitute a complete application package and must be submitted in a single packet. Provide a separate document for each of the following items. Faxed or emails applications will not be accepted.

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1) Application Form • typed original plus one copy; signature required Handwritten applications will not be considered. Budget information requested on the form is required for administrative and IRS purposes. Foundation records are subject to IRS audit and must reflect appropriate planned use of funds.

2) Resume/Curriculum Vitae • original plus one copy.

3) Narrative Autobiography • original plus one copy, not to exceed two pages, double-spaced. This statement should provide information not elicited elsewhere in the application, such as leadership roles, and family, educational, philosophical, or other life experiences that have influenced the applicant’s achievements and career decision. It should include applicant’s perspective of why s/he should be chosen for the Fellowship and how s/he would benefit from the award. Selection criteria should be kept in mind as this statement is prepared and specifically referenced where appropriate.

4) Statement of Community Service • original plus one copy, not to exceed two pages, double-spaced. This statement should provide specific examples of applicant's commitment to volunteerism and community betterment, particularly for the Monterey Peninsula community.

5) Career Goals • original plus one copy, not to exceed one page, double-spaced. This statement should correlate applicant’s educational training and career goals to the purpose of the Investment in Community Fellowship.

6) Official Transcripts • original plus one copy Academic records for all undergraduate coursework must be submitted.

7) Proof of Enrollment • university documentation of enrollment in a graduate program for the academic year in which the Fellowship is awarded. If not yet attending, provide university documentation of acceptance into a graduate program.

8) Two Letters of Recommendation by the applicant’s advisors, instructors, and/or other professionals well acquainted with the applicant’s work and personal character. Letters should address how the person making the recommendation sees that the applicant meets the goals of the Fellowship. Letters must be submitted along with the forms provided with the application. The recommendations should be sealed in an envelope, signed across the seal by the recommender, and returned directly to the applicant for inclusion with the application. Applications without both recommendations will not be considered.

9) Oral Interview • Finalists may expect to be interviewed by the Selection Committee. An applicant may not become a Finalist unless having provided proof of enrollment in a graduate program for the academic year in which the Fellowship is awarded.

An acknowledgment postcard will be mailed to all applicants, confirming receipt of the application materials by the Foundation.

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APPLICATION PERIOD:

Application packets will be accepted between October 15, 2013 and January 31, 2014

Mail the completed Application Form,
required documents and supporting material in one packet to:

Clark Foundation
Investment in Community Fellowship Program
P.O. Box 89
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Faxed or e-mailed materials will not be accepted.

Application packet must be received in the Foundation offices by:

January 31, 2014

© 2007-2013 Willis W. & Ethel M. Clark Foundation

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