Fund Details
Annemarie and Richard J Reynolds Jr Scholarship for Returning Applicants Fund -- Undergraduate/Graduate Study

Description:

The Board of Trustees of The Sapelo Foundation is responsible for the administration and funding of the Annemarie & Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. Scholarship Program and recommends scholars based on information provided by its Scholarship Committee. Academic standing and other factors considered pertinent will determine scholarship eligibility and selection of scholars by the Board of Trustees.

Scholarships will be awarded to the college, university or technical college on behalf of the student on a one year basis. Starting from the date of a student’s high school graduation, the scholarship can be extended for reapplication for the second, third, fourth, and fifth academic years a student attends college. This extension is only available provided the scholar continues to meet the program’s eligibility and renewal requirements. An application must be filed with The Sapelo Foundation every year through its online scholarship system.

 

Returning Applicants - Graduate Study Scholarship

A returning applicant interested in seeking a scholarship for his/her graduate study program must fill out a returning application.  An applicant seeking graduate study funding must be a returning scholar who meets all eligibility requirements. An applicant for graduate study must be prepared to provide the name of the school, the anticipated course of study, and a brief statement apart of the returning application. If selected, the student must provide an acceptance letter or official transcript showing enrollment in the student’s graduate study program.

 

returning applicant of the scholarship program is described as a graduate of McIntosh County Academy (Darien, GA) in the last 5 academic years, and is a current or previous scholarship recipient who is reapplying for the upcoming academic year. A returning applicant can apply for a graduate study scholarship as a part of the returning application.

 

Any graduate from McIntosh County Academy who has received a scholarship from The Sapelo Foundation in the past 5 academic years is considered a Returning Applicant.


Scholarship award levels offered to qualifying returning scholars:


•McIntosh County Academy Alumni – within the past 5 academic years attending a 4-year college (Returning Scholars) – $1,000
•McIntosh County Academy Alumni – within the past 5 academic years attending a technical college (Returning Scholars) – $750
•McIntosh County Academy Alumni – within the past 5 academic years attending a graduate study program (Returning Scholars) – $1,000



Eligibility:

Current and previous scholarship recipients of the Annemarie and Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. scholarship program must reapply for the scholarship every year for up to 5 academic years.

Applications are accepted January 1-March 1 using the online application found on this page.

Returning Applicant Eligibility


1.A returning applicant is considered as:
        o a graduate of McIntosh County Academy (Darien, GA) in the last 5 academic years and a current or previous scholarship recipient who is reapplying for the upcoming academic year.

2.Enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical college.

3.Enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours last semester (Fall) and this current semester (Spring).
4.Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the conclusion of last semester (Fall).
5.Submit an official or unofficial academic transcript from your school’s registrar’s office.
        oThis transcript must include your cumulative GPA as of the conclusion of last semester (Fall).
        oThe Sapelo Foundation prefers official academic transcript submissions.

Selection 


Applicants who are selected as scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year will be informed in May/early June. Graduating seniors will be notified of their selection at McIntosh County Academy’s annual Honors Night. At this time, selected applicants must provide The Sapelo Foundation with the online Scholarship Acceptance Form, including the selected applicant’s college acceptance letter. More information will provided to the selected applicants at that time.

Renewal Eligibility

A recipient of the Annemarie and Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. scholarship may reapply for this scholarship up to 5 academic years from the date of high school graduation. The following renewal eligibility requirements are below:

1.Be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical college the entire academic year.
2.Maintain enrollment in a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester (fall and spring).
3.Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for the entire academic year.
4.Submit an official/unofficial transcript at the time of reapplication. The Sapelo Foundation prefers official transcript submissions.




Changing Schools:

This section only applies to applicants who are selected for our scholarship program.

Before July 1st, if a scholarship recipient changes schools, after filling out the Scholarship Acceptance section, you may update your school’s information by taking the following steps:
        o Log into the scholarship portal (https://sapelofoundation.communityforce.com).        
        oSelect the Scholarship Acceptance section.
        oSelect “No, I will be attending another school/I transferred”
        oUpload Acceptance Letter from your new school/institution
        oName of the new school at which he/she is now enrolled.
        oName of your Financial Aid Officer.
        oEmail and Mailing Address of the new school’s bursar/financial aid office.
        oStudent ID#.

Transferring Colleges after July 1st or in the Middle of the Academic Year

If a scholarship recipient changes schools after the July 1st deadline or at any time during the 2019-2020 academic year, your scholarship will not transfer to the new school. The Sapelo Foundation strongly encourages students to select and enroll in their preferred school choice before July 1st.



Begin Accepting Applications Date:
1/01/2019
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
3/01/2019 11:59 PM