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Clark Davis Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership 

This scholarship was established in 2009 by the Loma Linda Academy Class of 1984 for their 25th reunion. Classmates wanted to give a scholarship in memory of their senior class president and beloved friend, Clark Davis, who passed away suddenly in 2003. Clark will always be remembered for his strong leadership and passionate commitment to social justice. Each year, the Class of 1984 pays tribute to his legacy by recognizing and encouraging young people to demonstrate leadership and be an advocate for social justice and equality.  

 

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Instructions

  1. Scholarship applications for 2nd semester of the academic year 2016-2017 must be submitted by Friday, March 17, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.
  1. Refer to the application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Ways to apply:

-       Online: go to www.lla.org/scholarships and click on “Apply Now” under the Clark Davis Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership. You can download the application, attach your typed answers along with your essay and recommendation letter, and submit your completed packet to the high school office.

-       In person: pick up an application from the high school office. Attach your typed answers along with your essay and recommendation letter, and submit your completed packet to the high school office.

  1. You will be notified regarding the status of your application once decisions have been made.
  1. If you have any questions about the application, please e-mail Joni Woodhouse at  jwoodhouse@lla.org or stop by the Advancement office.

 

Purpose

To provide a scholarship to at least one (1) deserving Loma Linda Academy student (sophomore through senior only) who best demonstrates the leadership criteria set forth below. 

 

Award Amount and Components

For the second semester 2016-2017 academic year, the total amount awarded will be up to $1,700. This may be awarded in the form of one or more cash scholarship(s) and will be awarded to one (1) or more Loma Linda Academy student(s) who is a sophomore, junior, or senior at LLA.

 

Criteria:

The criteria for scholarship consideration will be as follows:

  1. Community Leadership/Social Justice: Applicant will have demonstrated leadership by making significant contributions to his/her community as demonstrated by a commitment to improving racial, gender, and/or economic equality.
  2. Academic Leadership: Applicant will have demonstrated strong critical thinking skills, a commitment to learning, and academic achievement. Although the selection committee will consider academic achievement as demonstrated through grades, evidence of well-balanced learning through engagement in extracurricular activities will also be taken into account (e.g., music, visual, multimedia, theater, other fine arts, clubs, organizations, athletics).
  3. Need: Economic need will be considered in all cases.

Award decisions and amounts will be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee.  The Scholarship Selection Committee is comprised of members of the LLA Class of 1984. 
All Committee decisions are final and non-appealable.

 

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. This completed application form (typed answers printed and attached).
  2. Essay, 2-3 pages, addressed to the Scholarship Selection Committee. The essay should address:

What leadership means to you.

How you have demonstrated leadership in your community within and/or beyond school.

In the above two areas, the essay must specifically address issues of social justice as part of your vision and experience of leadership (i.e., commitment to improving racial, gender, and/or economic equality).

  1. One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  2. Only if you are new to Loma Linda Academy: An official transcript through your most recent term, with cumulative grade point average.

Deadline

Deadline for the application is Friday, March 17, 2017. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Please submit your completed application, essay, and recommendation letter (and prior transcript if you are new to LLA) to the high school office.

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