What is the application process?
What is the application process?
There are two (2) parts to the application process:
1. You must set up an account and complete the online process. (Once you have done this, you will get an email back confirming that we received the online application).
2. You must mail or email in the additional required materials. See "What constitutes a complete application" below.
- Who is Eligible for the scholarship?
Applicants must be a high school senior enrolled at Mahanoy Area High School or Marian Catholic High School.
Applicants must reside in the Mahanoy Area School District at the time of high school graduation.
Applicants must demonstrate financial neeed.
Applicants must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership.
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
When is the deadline for submission of materials?
The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is . Deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00 pm est . The additional materials required must be mailed in ONE envelope to
The , 4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC 29687
or emailed to . The additional materials required must be RECEIVED no later than 5:00 pm est .
What constitutes a complete application packet?
Submit the signed SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AGREEMENT. Download the Scholarship Award Agreement.
Submit an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT with grades and cumulative GPA posted through the   semester. (It must be OFFICIAL.)
Submit SAT/ACT SCORES.
Submit a SIGNED LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from a teacher.
Submit a PERSONAL STATEMENT/ESSAY. Submit a one-page, signed personal statement explaining why the scholarship is important to the applicant. Include career plans, if known. Include applicant name and name of scholarship on the page.
Submit a LIST OF YOUR ACADEMIC HONORS, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, etc.
Submit a copy of your SAR Report. (This is the report you receive after your FAFSA application has been processed)
Submit a W8 or W9 FORM. This must be completed by the applicant.
- What is the value of the scholarship award?
The number of recipients and the amount of each scholarship may vary from year to year due to fluctuations in the Fund's value and/or applicable document restrictions. Subject to the trust terms, the awards will be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies and should not exceed these costs. Scholarship awards must be used in the year they are awarded. Recipients are required to access the Payment Form from www.csascholars.org home page. They must sign the form and submit it to their college to certify their enrollment and forward to the Scholarship Director for payment. It is the recipient's responsibility to submit a completed Payment Form and grades and specified below. A check will be issued directly to the college upon receipt of a grade report/transcript and a Payment Form. Failure to submit the required materials will result in the permanent loss of the scholarship. Unused funds must be returned to the Fund.
- What schools can a recipient attend?
The recipients may attend any accredited, public or private, four-year college or university located in the United States.
All recipients must be full-time each semester and working toward an undergraduate degree.
The institution must be an educational organization that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of pupils or students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on. To the extent the institution is involved in the selection of the recipients (if at all), such involvement must comply with the Fund's policy of awarding scholarships on an objective and non-discriminatory basis as well as the Fund's Conflict of Interest Policy.
What if I am unable to attend consecutive semesters?
Extenuating circumstances requiring a student to sit out a semester must be explained in writing to CSA. You will be notified of the final decision. If a recipient is out for a semester, then that semester is forfeited.
How are winners selected?
A Grant Committee will consider the respective ability, educational goals, financial need and career ambitions of each applicant.
How will I be notified if I am chosen as a recipient?
Once final approval has been given by the Trustee, CSA will email award letters to the recipients with detailed information about the scholarship. Candidates not selected to receive awards will be notified by CSA via email.
Is this scholarship renewable?
This scholarship may be renewed on an annual basis for up to three consecutive additional years (or until the undergraduate degree is obtained, whichever is earlier) provided a full-time undergraduate status is maintained and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is achieved.