ONLINE APPLICATION & REQUIREMENT


           PALAS 2015-2016 Scholarship Online Application
              (High School, University/Tertiary and Re-Awardees)


The PALAS, Inc. Board voted to extend the Online Application Process by 1 week to Monday, June 22, 2015. Please go to www.PALAS1.org.
Please donate to our scholarship program
The awards presentation will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Visitor's Lodge. NO FURTHER EXTENSION WILL BE OFFERED. 



   


APPLICATION IS CLOSED.
RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN
JULY 25, 2015.
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED .
 CLICK TO OPEN APPLICATION
READ IN FULL BEFORE FILLING OUT APPLICATION....IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING GRADES/TRANSCRIPTS BE UPLOADED AT THE SAME TIME THE APPLICATION IS FILLED OUT, HENCE THE SYSTEM WILL AUTOMATICALLY REJECT THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. 

  YOU MAY SUBMIT THE APPLICATION UP TO JUNE 22, 2015. 
                                                   NOTE:  ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED OR                                                     APPLICATION WILL REJECTED


Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS), application for the 2015-2016 school year will be opened  May 1,  -  June 22, 2015. The Board members would like to thank all those who participate in the process. PALAS has awarded 187 scholarships in the past 4 years. Please continue to check this site, www.PALAS1.org for updates.

                                                                            Requirements

PALAS receives 200-300 applications each year to be evaluated for one of the coveted scholarships. The number of scholarships and value varies each year as it depends on the total funds donated to the program in any given year. It is NOT a full scholarship and it is renewable each year provided you maintain at least an overall grade B or 3.0/4.0 GPA. PALAS set new goals each year and work assiduously to reach the target.

The PALAS scholarship is available to students residing in the Caribbean region ONLY. All students will be required to fill out an application online, present school grades, write an essay, present community activities. Please follow instructions enclosed in requirements document. 


1) All applicants will be required to write an essay of  300-500 words as to why they should receive a PALAS scholarship. 


2) Maintain at least B grade  NOTE: A grade B, 80% or 3.0 (4.0=A). All students MUST include at least two (2) past or recent semesters/terms of grades marking period. An application with anything less will not be considered. Simply make a scan, photo, pic of the document and email them with the application in .JPG, .PNG, .PDF or .GIF format. It is NOT necessary to send via post office mail. This will reduce the cost to the applicant.


3) List your community activities such as; including those at school (list all relevant school extra-curricular activities), track/field and other sports, volunteering, churches, hospital, rotary club etc. 


All applications MUST be signed by typing out your name or initialed on the application. If application is not signed/initialed you will lose valuable points during the evaluation process. Each application is graded out of a possible 30 points (10 essay, 10 grades, 5 community actvities and 5 overall package presentation with complete documentation) TIP: Your checklist of supporting documents MUST be uploaded one at a time when completing the application form.


Applicants photo ID (graduation type or passport head shot photo is MANDATORY) MUST be sent with the application in .JPG, .PNG, .PDF or .GIF format. If there are any questions

regarding the application form/process, please  email us at peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com. Photo in .doc format is not acceptable.


  • For Re-Awardees who are currently holding PALAS scholarships, it is NOT necessary to write an essay, send new references, CSEC/CAPE certificates. If a re-awardee is doing their CSEC/CAPE for the first time, then those info MUST be sent in with your application. 
  • Re-Awardees MUST fill out the online application. Your info will NOT be accepted via email. Note: Please notify PALAS if you will be graduating in the current school year.
  • If a re-awardee is attending university for the first time then you MUST send in your admissions letter. It is MANDATORY to fill out the application and submit your grades by June 15th. Additionally, you MUST send new photo in the format described above.
  • The grades/transcript may be unofficial and stamped by the school/University/College. NOTE: A grade B, 80% or 3.0 (4.0=A)  average MUST be maintained for the entire school year. There are no exceptions to these rules. All applications MUST be signed or initialed electronically.
  • For first year University students, we expect at least the two (2) past recent marking periods for us to evaluate. Student admissions letter with your intended major, student ID# etc. If there are issues, please contact PALAS.
  • University/Tertiary student applicants MUST submit the name of high school attended.
  • Gold Star Scholarship winners (for both High School and University) will be selected as the top standout candidate based on overall results.The student MUST exemplify an outstanding academic/community/essay along with the overall presentation of the application package to the PALAS committee. The winner will receive a tablet or laptop computer for this accomplishment along with the regular scholarship financial awards.
               PALAS postal mail address:
              Peace and Love Academic Scholarship or PALAS
              P.O. Box 5461
              Alpharetta, GA 30023-5461
              USA
              Email: Peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com