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Salesian High School Onward Scholars Application 2020-2021

Thank you for your interest in Onward Scholars at Salesian High School! Please complete the application below. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021.

Student Contact Information

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Parent(s')/Guardian(s') Contact Information

Parent/Guardian Acknowledgment

Middle School Transcript

Your most recent official middle school transcript, including 6th-8th grade marks, must be provided with your Salesian High School application. 

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Student Essay

Read the Onward Scholars mission statement below. In a cohesive 500-750 word essay, please answer the questions below and upload your essay using the upload feature below.

The Onward Scholars Program promotes academic excellence, fosters an environment conducive to genuine peer support, exposes students to leadership opportunities that instill a love of service, and empowers goal-driven young men and women by providing resources that build skills for their path to higher education and lives of purpose.

How do your life goals align with the mission of Onward Scholars?  Why are you a qualified candidate for the Onward Scholars program?  Your response should include:

  • What your aspirations are after graduating from Salesian High School and why
  • Community service activities, volunteer work, and/or special projects you have been involved in and how those have impacted you
  • A challenge you have faced and overcome in your life and how that experience shaped who you are today

Scholarship Essay Format

  • Double Spaced
  • Times New Roman Font 
  • 12 pt. Font
  • One-inch top, bottom and side margins 
  • Include your First and Last Name, Current School and Date (Upper Right Hand Corner): EXAMPLE
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Letter of Recommendation

You are encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your Onward Scholars application. The letter should be written by a principal, pastor, teacher, moderator, or other community leader and is separate from any letters of recommendation required for the Salesian High School admissions application. The letter should include observed examples of your commitment to leadership and/or service.  It is also a good opportunity to provide context for a particular aspect of your application if needed. The letter of recommendation is due to ealonso@mustangsla.org no later than Friday, January 29, 2021 in order to be included with your application.

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