Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, Incorporated
Deadline: March 31, 2011

Mrs. Janice Marie Scott was killed during one of the three attacks by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001. She was among the 125 individuals who perished in the Pentagon when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon. In honor of Mrs. Scott’s commitment to the children of her community, the family created the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund in October 2001.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund has again made available six $2,500 scholarships for high school seniors who will graduate in 2010. They will be issued on a onetime basis. Checks for these scholarships will be sent to the recipients’ institutions for posting to their student accounts. Any high school senior, who is interested in applying for these scholarships must complete the enclosed application and submit it along with the other requested documents as specified in the enclosed application criteria sheet.

As an eligibility guideline, the chairman wishes to emphasize that the selection process of these scholarships is based primarily on a “need” basis. The process involves four means of evaluation. They are (1) need, (2) academics, (3) community services, and (4) writing skill. These four categories are allocated points from a total of 100. The evaluators can give a maximum of 40 points for need, 25 points for community services, 25 points for academics, and 10 points for writing skills to any particular application during the screening process.

Applications and requested documents must be received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31, 2010. High school seniors should address their application packets to: Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, ATTN: Abraham Scott, Post Office Box 1023, Springfield, Virginia 22151.


Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF), Incorporated
Application Criteria Sheet

Qualification/Eligibility:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident of US
  • GPA 2.5/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia starting at the beginning of the fall semester or quarter of 2010.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.

Required Documentation

  • Application- Each candidate must submit a complete and timely application. An application will be considered incomplete and not processed if all instructions have not been followed or the material presented is insufficient to permit an adequate review. Do not send supplemental or corrected material after the deadline date. Applications must be typed or completed with the use of a black/blue writing ink pen. The Fund will not accept any application filled out with a pencil. Application and related documents should be neat and easy to read. Materials should be impeccable in terms of appearance and legibility. Mail the complete application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31, 2010. Application packet should be mailed to:

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
ATTN: Mr. Abraham Scott
Post Office Box 1023
Springfield, Virginia 22151


  • Official Transcript- An official copy of the applicant’s high school transcript provided by the high school staff in a sealed envelope must be included in the application packet. Submission of an application with required documents for this scholarship constitutes your authorization for the JMSMSF Scholarship Selection Committee to review your academic record.

  • Letters of Recommendation – Each packet must include two letters of recommendation (LOR). One of the letters must be from a faculty member who has taught the applicant in the classroom. Each LOR must include the reference’s name, address, telephone number, and information regarding how long and in what capacity he or she has known the applicant.

  • Financial Document – The submission packet must include a copy of the applicant’s Student Aid Report from the Department of Education. If this report is not available, the applicant can submit a copy of his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s)’s 2009 income tax return (IRS Form 1040 or IRS Form 1040 EZ). If income tax form is used, please provide the number of individuals (including applicant) who will be working on an undergraduate or graduate degree during 2010.

  • High School Senior Picture - A high school senior picture or a picture taken above the waistline. Applicant is required to print his/her full name on the reverse-side of the picture.

  • Essay – Each candidate must provide a 500-1000 word essay focusing on “Who is your Idol and how he or she has influenced/impacted your life”. The individual cannot be relative. Essay technical requirements: double space, 11 point font size, one (1) inch margin on all sides, original and six copies, submit in English, and certify authorship and originality. The essay will be evaluated on originality, content, thought provoking ideas, innovation, and concepts previously unpublished.