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Apply for Scholarship By Mail

Step 1 of 3: Download Application Form and Instructions

West Scholarship Application Form PDF
West Scholarship Application Instructions PDF

Alternate ways to acquire the PDF Application and Instructions: Should the downloadable application form or application instructions (above) not be accessable to applicants, they can be aquired through one of the following methods: (Application forms are available between January 1st and April 1st annually.)

  • Send a written request to West Scholarship Committee, c/o U. S. Bank, PO Box 3168, Portland, OR 97208
  • Phone the West Scholarship number at 541.883.3857 or U. S. Bank at 1.800.522.9100, ext. 4882; or
  • Contact the principal or counselor of any high school in Klamath County.
Step 2 of 3: Complete the Application Form according to the Application Instructions

You will complete the application form on your computer using the live fields within the PDF form. To ensure your information is successfully saved in the application fields, please use only Adobe Reader to complete the form. You will be able to save your application in progress on your computer (or extrernal zip drive if desired) and return to it at a later time if necessary. Once completed, you will print the application form in order to mail it.

The following information in Step 2 is duplicated from page two of the Application Instructions PDF. Proceed to Step 3 at the bottom of this page if you do not need to access this information online.

Include the Following Required Documents with your Mailed Application:
(from page two of the Application Instructions PDF)

  1. Your transcript for the last high school you attended in Klamath County.
  2. Your college transcript(s) (if applicable) or proof of request of transcript for each college attended, up to and including your most recently completed term prior to April 1st.
  3. Results from an ACT or SAT test (page 2 of application) These results may be posted on your high school transcript. Check to make sure or submit a copy of the actual test results. If you are applying for a VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD OR ATTENDING COMMUNITY COLLEGE, you do NOT need the results of an ACT or SAT test.
  4. A one-page composition. It must be your original thought and can be either typed or handwritten in black ink, either cursive or printed. The subject of this paper is “What do you wish you could have done differently to help prepare yourself for the future?” You are cautioned not to take this requirement lightly, as it will enter into the consideration process for selection of awardees.
  5. Letters from two individuals (teachers, coach, club leader, pastor, etc.) NOT related to you, attesting to (a) your aptitude for the course of study you intend to pursue, and (b) your character, including moral principles and citizenship.
  6. A copy of all pages of your FAFSA Determination (FASFA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or SAR (Student Aid Report). The FASFA is used to apply for federal student financial aid and is available at any college Financial Aid Office. Once you have completed a FASFA and mailed it to the processor, the U.S. Department of Education will mail back to you a determination, which is referred to as your SAR. It takes at least four weeks to receive a SAR after the processor receives your FAFSA form. Your scholarship application will be considered incomplete without a copy of the SAR attached.
  7. A copy of your Award letter from the college you will attend, listing the financial aid they are offering you which is referred to as your financial aid package. This letter is usually generated by the college after you have sent them your SAR. It may or may not be sent to you by our April 1st deadline. If you have not received an Award letter by April 1, please submit a copy of it as soon as you receive it.
Important Required Sections to Check for Accurate Completion:
  1. Thoroughly complete the budget and financial statement. Your receipt and expense totals must be the same figure. List figures in the blanks next to “Total Assets”, “Total Liabilities”, and “Net Worth”. Please round these figures to the nearest dollar. List all persons who receive financial support from the applicant’s family other than the applicant. Both parents must be listed on the parental/spouse information and references. A parent or spouse of applicant must sign page three of the application.
  2. Both parents must be listed on the parental/spouse information and references. A parent or spouse of applicant must sign page three of the application.
  3. Sign the application in two places on page four. Check appropriate box pertaining to violation of the law.

NOTE: All of the above must be completed or your application will not be given consideration.

Not Required but Recommended by the Selection Committee:
(from page two of the Application Instructions PDF)

  1. Further copies of resumes, records, citations, honors or other documents, which you feel, may augment your application. Submitted documents or copies thereof become the property of the committee and will not be returned to you.
  2. Provide any additional information you feel may enhance your probability for scholarship award. Add additional pages if necessary.
Step 3 of 3: Mail your completed Application Form PDF, additional sheets for extended answers, required documents and recommended supplementary documents
When and Where to Mail Your Application:
  • Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1st. Should April 1st fall on a weekend or holiday, the application must be postmarked no later than the first business day following.
  • Applications should be mailed to the West Scholarship Committee, c/o U.S. Bank, PO Box 3168, Portland, OR 97208
  • Please direct any questions to the West Scholarship Administrator at 541.883.3857 or U. S. Bank at 1.800.522.9100, ext. 4882

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