Each year, the Cape Cod Foundation receives more than 1,000 applications for their scholarships, and award $800,000 to over 400 local students pursuing higher education. We rely on community volunteers to assist us with the review and award process. If the awarding of scholarships were based merely on financial need or academic merit - or a combination of the two - there would be no need for volunteers or committees. While computers can rank candidates by who is the neediest or who has the best grades, they cannot measure heart, drive, desire, or talent, the qualities of character that allow individuals to overcome the hardships in life to become successful contributors to society. This is what we ask you to do.
If you are interested in using your passion and energy to assist local students on Cape Cod and the Islands with pursuing higher education, please review the qualifications and commitments below and contact Dara Bryan, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-790-3040.
Listed below are some qualifications and commitments necessary to be a member of The Cape Cod Foundation Scholarship Committee:
• Willingness to spend time individually evaluating and reviewing scholarship applications based on materials that will be supplied to you.
• Available for one meeting (typically 3 hours) during the day at the beginning of May.
• Ability to work with other reviewers in a team environment.
• Openness in revealing any conflict of interest with potential scholarship applicants.
• Understanding the need for fairness, objectivity and nondiscrimination within the scholarship selection process.
• Ability to focus on the specific selection criteria in determining the award winners.
• Under the guidance of the Foundation staff, make recommendations on recipients for each assigned scholarship to The Cape Cod Foundation Board for final approval.