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A's for J's Overview

About As for Js
VILLA and Jordan Brand have partnered to deliver a competitive game that rewards students for academic achievement, performance and excellence. A’s for J’s rewards students with a monetary credit for every “A” earned in English, Math or Science. The monetary reward can be used towards the purchase of Jordan Brand merchandise at any VILLA retail location.

How to Get in the Game
Students at one of three Philadelphia high schools -- Imhotep Charter, Kensington CAPA, or West Philadelphia-- register for the game online through the A’s for J’s website (www.As4Js.com). Once they submit parental permission, their accounts are opened with $25. Registered A’s for J’s students receive $25 in their account for every “A” earned in English, Math or Science. The students’ role is to sign up, return a signed permissio slip, work hard to get "As" and watch their account grow. Eligible graduating seniors may also apply to compete for an A’s for J’s $2,500 scholarship for college.  One scholarship will be awarded at each As for Js school. 

As for Js Scholarship Overview
The As for Js Scholarship will provide financial assistance for tuition and fees to those students who will be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program in the Fall of 2015. The recipients of this award are selected based on the applicant’s demonstrated academic achievement, written essay, demonstrated leadership, and reference letter. The scholarship award is $2,500.  One scholarship will be awarded at each of the three As for Js high schools in Philadelphia, PA. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Thursday, May 28, 2015

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
•Current high school senior registered in the As for Js program at Imhotep Charter, Kensington CAPA, or West Philadelphia;
•Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
•Carrying a minimum 2.70 GPA at the time of application;
•Planning to enroll full-time in an accredited U.S. undergraduate program for the Fall 2015.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1.Review the As for Js Scholarship Program Overview.
2.Complete and submit your scholarship application.
3.Upload a copy of your high school transcripts.
4.Provide a reference letter. References from relatives will not be accepted.
5.Submit an essay one of the three topics listed in the essay section.
7.Save your application.
8.Submit your application.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT SELECTION:
•Completed applications will be reviewed by the As for Js Scholarship Committee. Selections are based upon equal weighting of the entire contents of the application package.
•In the event of a tie, the semi-finalists may be contacted for a telephone interview to evaluate verbal communication skills by Friday, June 12, 2015.
•Winning applicants will be notified at the As for Js closing celebration by Monday, June 15, 2015.
•Award recipients are required to provide official proof of enrollment in the fall of 2015 program prior to the award disbursement.
•Award notifications and disbursements will be made in one lump-sum within 60 days of the enrollment verification. Awards will be made directly to the college/university on behalf of the scholarship recipient.
•VILLA and Jordan Brand reserve the right to revoke scholarships of any student who fails to meet the criteria or maintain status as a full-time student at an accredited college/university.

By submitting an application, I agree that I have read and agree to the scholarship process and requirements in this document and all information provided by me is accurate.