Scholarship Application

SIILK Scholarship Program Criteria

To be considered for a SIILK scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a student, residing in the Southern California area or a teen conference participant.

  • A graduating High School Senior.

  • Provide a copy of your college acceptance letter and an official copy of your transcripts (transcripts must be scanned or embossed and received in a sealed envelope if mailed).

  • Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.7 or higher.

  • Provide three (3) signed letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the quality of your class work, ability, character, and academic proficiency. These letters should be from teachers, guidance counselors, employers, pastor, community organization, or a non-family member.

  • Write a personal essay describing your career objectives, leadership abilities, community activities, and why you should be considered for this scholarship. (Maximum of 500 words, typed, double spaced, 12-point font).

  • Must have a minimum of 20 hours of community service or leadership initiative. Picture of yourself (Headshot Only)

  • Must be available to attend and speak at the annual Teen Leadership Conference.

The following must be completed on or before June 30. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent must complete the application on your behalf (particularly the consent section).

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email the Scholarship Chair, Thai Buckman at [email protected].


    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Email (required)

    Home Address (House number & Street) (required)

    City (required)

    State (required)

    Zip Code (required)

    Phone Number (required)

    Date of Birth (required)

    Name of Attending High School (required)

    Address of Attending High School (required)

    Counselors/Advisor's Name (required)

    Counselors/Advisor's Contact Number (required)

    Your Cumulative G.P.A (required)

    Extracurricular Activities (required)

    Honors or Special Recognition (required)

    Approximate number of community service hours, served within the last 12 months (required)

    Was the service activities part of a service/learning program? (required)

    List all scholarships you have been awarded (if applicable). Please include the name of the scholarship, the amount, and the year (required)

    Name/Address of accredited institution currently accepted for admissions (required)

    Anticipated Field of Study (required)


    Parent/Guardian Information


    Add Picture of yourself 4X6 Headshot Only (required)

    Add Essay (required)

    Add Transcripts (required)


    Add Letter of Recommendation - 1 (required)

    Add Letter of Recommendation - 2 (required)

    Add Letter of Recommendation - 3 (required)

    Applicant: Please review this form to ensure you have responded accurately to all items. By checking "yes" you agree to the following: I certify that all the statements and information submitted in support of my application is true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. False information will result in termination of the scholarship if granted (required)

    PHOTO/VIDEO CONSENT: Please confirm that Sister Involved In Linking Knowledge (SIILK) and its affiliates has my permission to use photographs, video and/or auditory statements taken from me and my child during program activities for publicity purposes and acknowledge that I will not receive any compensation for such use. By clicking yes, you agree to these terms. (required)

    PHOTO/VIDEO CONSENT: By clicking yes, you agree to the following: If over 18, please complete yourself.
    If under 18, parent consent required. My child is allowed to use the internet to connect via ZOOM for virtual events or meetings. As a parent/legal guardian of the minor child, I grant permission my child to access ZOOM participation and understand that ZOOM may include video as well as audio communication. I understand that families may be held liable for violations. I understand that materials on the Internet may be objectionable and understand that Sisters Involved In Linking Knowledge (SIILK) and its affiliates will block access to inappropriate materials to the best of its ability. ZOOM call invitations will be shared with both the parent and the youth. ZOOM calls may be recorded. (required)

    Your application is under review by the Scholarship Committee. Acceptance letters will be sent out in June. Thank you.



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