Jaime Guttenberg & Gina Montalto Friendship Scholarship

Application deadline: May 15, 2020

The Jaime Guttenberg & Gina Montalto Friendship Scholarship

Inclusive Scholarship Application

*If the applicant needs assistance to complete this application, they may seek assistance from their parent or guardian. This assistance should be discussed with a TFJ representative, prior to completing the application to make sure the modification provides an equitable opportunity to all applicants. For accommodations, please email: hello@thefriendshipjourney.org detailing assistance that is needed.

Eligibility

  • Committed to embodying the values of inclusivity, kindness & empathy within their communities & beyond
  • Graduating senior or student
  • A minimum of eighty cumulative hours as a volunteer or participant with The Friendship Journey.
  • Accepted for full-time enrollment at a college, community college, university, trade school, institute of technology, seminary, vocational rehabilitation or other approved program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (based on 4-point scale). If specific accommodations or considerations to be made for a GPA lower than 2.75, please include detailed explanation.

Award Amount

The annual scholarships awarded will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based on the applicant’s commitment to service and availability of funds each year. Individual scholarship awards will not exceed $4,000.

Tax Information

No services are required from you if you receive a scholarship, so the amount awarded is not required to be reported by The Friendship Journey on any form to the IRS.  However, the scholarship must be spent on “qualified educational expenses” (tuition, course supplies) to remain tax free.  Tax topic 421 at irs.gov (https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc421) contains additional information about qualified expenses.

Scholarship Application Form

Scholarship Application Form

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

Please provide information about yourself. *If this application is being completed by a parent, guardian or other on behalf of the applicant, please include the name of person completing form and applicant’s involvement in addition to the applicant’s information.
Address *
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Please contact: hello@thefriendshipjourney.org for any accommodations.

PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN

Please provide information about your parent(s) or guardian with whom you reside if you are under the age of 18.
Address
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
i.e., Mother & Father, One parent only, Aunt, Grandparent, etc.

HIGH SCHOOL (For High School Seniors)

Please provide information about the high school that you are currently attending.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Please provide information about the college, community college, university, trade school, institute of technology, seminary, vocational rehabilitation or other approved program that you will be attending or in which you are currently enrolled.

TELL US MORE

SHORT ESSAY

CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE

I hereby certify and swear that all of the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If asked by an authorized official of The Friendship Initiative, Inc d/b/a The Friendship Journey, I agree to give proof of the information that I have given on this form. Falsification of information may result in termination of any scholarship granted and required repayment of any award paid on behalf of the applicant. It is understood that this application becomes the property of the Friendship Journey.
Typing your name above will be your signature
Typing your name above will be your signature

SURVEY (Optonal)

Please check the boxes to indicate the most likely use for your scholarship funds. You may check more than one.