Stand for the Silent Scholarship Program

Dear SFTS Scholarship Applicant,

Instructions and Rules

Please read all the information below before completing the scholarship form. If you will not be a graduating high school senior in the 2023-2024 school year, with plans to attend or are attending a college or educational institution in the United States, you will not be able to complete the scholarship form. Please try again when you meet the application requirements.

We suggest you have personal information, educational information, and graduation dates available as you work on your scholarship submission. You will also be required to submit two references, please have their names, institution or business addresses, phone numbers and position titles ready. It is appropriate to inform your references that you will be using them in your scholarship submission. We do contact references if you are a finalist for one of our scholarships.

There will be four Interview Questions. Each question will have a 250-word maximum limit. Your form will not be saved for you to return to complete. Please gather your information and be ready to complete the form in one setting.

The current SFTS Scholarship application period is open from October 1 through October 31. SFTS will be accepting completed applications and interview questions no later than 9:00 pm (EST), October 31, 2023. If we receive 50 applications before October 31, 2023, the application site will be closed, and no more completed Applications and Interview Questions will be accepted. An announcement will be posted on the Stand For The Silent Scholarship Webpage if the submission is closed early due to reaching the designated number of applicants.

Once all applications and interview questions have been received and verified, the questions and answers will be sent to the scoring committee. The committee works diligently to score the questions in a timely fashion. If there are no unforeseen complications, it takes approximately two weeks to return their scores. If you are selected as a finalist, you may be contacted for a final interview by our selection committee. Once all winners have been selected and references have been interviewed, the winners will be contacted by the staff of Stand For The Silent.

All recipients of scholarships must be:

  1. A high school senior who will be graduating and is enrolled in a college, university, vocational or technical school in the United States;
  2. An undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university who is pursuing studies or conducting research to meet the requirements for an academic or professional degree in the United States;
  3. A student – whether full-time or part time – at an educational institution that provides an educational program acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s or higher degree, or offers a training program to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, such as a vocational or technical school and is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a national recognized accreditation agency in the United States.

All scholarship awards must be used for tuition and related expenses at an educational institution. No funds will be paid directly to the scholarship winner. The name and contact information of the educational institution must be provided. Former recipients of Stand For the Silent Scholarships are not eligible to participate. No Stand For The Silent employees may receive this scholarship.

The Application which includes education information and references, and Interview Questions must be fully completed for consideration to receive a scholarship. Applications and Interview Questions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

All decisions made by the scholarship selection committee are final.

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