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Ascend Cares Community Service Scholarship

The Ascend Cares Foundation is about making a difference in the lives of others. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) private charity that supports Ascend families in their time of need through hardship assistance, provides inspiring opportunities for community engagement, and facilitates community leadership. We take seriously our responsibility to serve the communities in which we operate. The foundation creates opportunities for Ascend people to make a difference through impactful community projects. Funded entirely by donations, every dollar given to the foundation is matched by Ascend, and 100% of every dollar is put in the programs.

A commitment to our employees and creating a legacy in our communities are two of the values that drive the work of Ascend Cares. Helping to educate the next generation of Ascend families is one way we can do both. The Ascend Cares Foundation Community Service Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded in recognition of a student’s dedication to community service. It is important to the Ascend Cares Foundation that our scholarship recipients exemplify the essence of the foundation in their dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.

Who is eligible?

  • Legal dependent of an Ascend U.S. employee*.
  • Rising freshman (high school seniors) in junior college or an accredited 4-year college.
  • Currently enrolled students in junior college or an accredited 4-year college.
  • The Ascend employee must be in good standing with the company and be employed at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • Former scholarship recipients.

*Dependents of vice presidents and above are not eligible.

What are the Qualifications?

  • Good academic standing.
  • Record of community service throughout high school and/or college.
  • 500-word essay regarding a community service experience that impacted the applicant’s life, how it inspired the applicant’s dedication to community service, and what the applicant will do in the future to inspire others to serve in the community.

What documents are required?

  • School transcripts showing grade point average.
  • 2 references from teachers, school administrators, community organization representatives, or community service club sponsors.
  • Copy of signed record keeping forms associated with community service.

How does the judging work?

Applications will be redacted for identifying information, and will be judged by individuals not associated with the employee or the site at which the employee works. Judging is based on academics and community service.  Consideration is also given to financial need.

What is the application deadline?

May 15, 2018

When are notifications made?

On or around June 5, 2018.

Where should the application be sent?

Applications and related documents can be sent via e-mail or a postal service.

Ascend Performance Materials
Ascend Scholarship Program
Attn: Rachell Gold
1010 Travis Street, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77002

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