For high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments academically and in the community, Neiman Marcus wants to get to know you.
Neiman Marcus provides two $1,000 scholarships to recognize the contributions of students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, the sciences, the arts and community service, adding to the fabric of excellence in Palm Beach County. Eligible recipients must have parents or guardians working on the island of Palm Beach.
TECHNOLOGY: You are perhaps the first generation to literally grow up with technology as an integral part of everyday life. Is it good for you? Discuss the positive and negative aspects of technology in today’s world – and possibly what it is denying you.
Reference Letters – include these, in sealed envelopes, with your application packet. They shouldn’t be too over the top glowing – ask people who really care about you and know you on the best of days, the worst of days and have seen what makes you YOU.
Transcript – have the school provide us with a copy of your high school transcript. This is to see your grades and your progress.
Cover Letter – introduce yourself and provide a brief explanation on why you should be considered for scholarship support, what you want to study and why.
NO consideration without this letter! NONE!
PLEASE! Double-check the checklist of what’s needed for a complete application. If you have any doubts, please call the office, 561.655.3282.
Your packet should be delivered, either in person or by mail, NO LATER THAN Thursday, March 29, 2018. The office closes at 5 pm. It should include:
If any portion of this application is missing, you may be disqualified from further consideration. Be sure to double-check EVERYTHING before mailing.
NEIMAN MARCUS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE CRITERIA
Neiman Marcus Palm Beach provides two $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. This scholarship recognizes the contributions of high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, the sciences, community service and/or the arts and contributed to the fabric of excellence in Palm Beach County.
PLEASE NOTE: This award is open only to high school seniors who either live or work on the island of Palm Beach or whose parents/guardians work in Palm Beach. Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 3rd at The Breakers Palm Beach.
Complete packet must be postmarked and received by the chamber’s offices no later than 5 p.m. on the 29th.
400 Royal Palm Way Suite 106
Palm Beach, FL 33480
ADDRESS __________________________________________CELL PHONE__________________________
SAT SCORES: _______ MATH ________ VERBAL Class rank _____/_____
AP CREDITS: ________ ________ ACT GPA _________
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ______________
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – include all honors received – your résumé may be attached for additional background information. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WORK EXPERIENCES – please include job title, supervisor’s name, dates employed and hours worked per week.
COLLEGE PLANS - Please indicate what schools you have applied to and the status of your applications.
MAJOR COURSE OF STUDY _______________________________________________________________
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR’S CONFIRMATION OF INFORMATION: I confirm that the information provided is a true and accurate account of this student’s academic status at ___________________________. I can be reached at __________________ daily until ______p.m.
Counselor’s Signature Date
The information I have provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Student’s Signature & Parent’s Signature Date
Please indicate which, if any, scholarships and/or financial aid programs you have applied to. This information will be kept in strictest confidence.
____ FL Student Assistance Grants [FSAG] ____ FL Teach Scholarship
____ Vocational Gold Seal Endorsement ____ FL Undergraduate Scholars’ Fund
____ Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant ____ R. C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
____ Nicaraguan & Haitian Scholarship ____ Rosewood Family Scholarship Fund
____ Seminole/Miccosukee Indian Scholarship ____ FL Resident Access Grant
____ FL Work Experience Program ____ Limited Access Competitive Grant
____ Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship ____ Other – please specify
____ Occupational/Physical Therapist Scholarship Loan Program
____ My family is participating in the State of Florida pre-paid tuition plan.
I anticipate awards totaling $ _________
____ American Women in Radio & TV, Inc. ____ PB Post Minority Scholarship in Journalism____ Executive Women of the Palm Beaches ____ Rotary Club [please specify which club] ___________________
____ Palm Beach Literary Society ____ We are participating in the Florida Pre-pay Plan
____ Kiwanis Club [please specify which club] ____________________ SunFest Music/Vocal Scholarship ____ Church-sponsored Scholarship [specify] ___________________
____ Community Foundation Scholarships ____ PRIDE Awards
____ I have been nominated by my school for a Pathfinder Award in _____________________________
____ Other ____ J.M. Rubin Foundation
_____ I qualify for Bright Futures I anticipate awards totaling $ _______
My family and/or I will be applying for the following loans [PLUS, Pell, bank loans, 529 Plan, Florida Pre-paid etc.]
____ Yes, I will be working during the summers and holidays and anticipate contributing
$ __________ towards my school expenses.
Approximate costs annually: $_____________________
Tuition for the year: $ _________
Room & Board: $ _________
Books & Fees: $ _________
Other: $ _________
***____ Yes, I will have a car on campus. Explain why you’ll have a car.*** _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
FAMILY – If there are extenuating circumstances that make financial aid critical to your continued success, please let us know. Unemployment, siblings in college, sickness, on-going medical bills for family members can make your needs even greater. Without divulging confidences, please indicate in general terms what problems exist in your cover letter.
Parent/guardian’s employment information:
Father’s Employer ______________________________________ Position ________________________
Mother’s Employer _____________________________________ Position ________________________