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ELIGIBILITY

Beatrice Smith Lewis Scholarship

The Beatrice S. Lewis Board of Directors evaluates applications based on:

  • Must be a graduating senior (Class of 2022) attending high school in Southwest Georgia and Southeast Georgia.

  • See qualifying high schools in these counties:

    • Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Coffee, Berrian, Irwin, Jeff Davis, and Telfair County

    • Baker, Calhoun, Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Sumter, and Worth County

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or 80+ Average (Unofficial Transcript with school’s seal that you can download from Infinite Campus and upload to application)

  • One Letter of Recommendation (Academic, Job Employer, or Community Service)

  • One Letter of Recommendation is required and will be accepted; not two; not three

    • The letter must be written on letterhead, along with a signature, date, and contact information from the recommender.

    • 30 hours of Volunteer/Community Involvement

    • Must be provided on a letterhead by the organization, signed, and dated with a seal.

  • College Acceptance Letter

    • Proof of acceptance letter (screenshot of the email, certificate, or physical copy of the letter will be acceptable to upload).

  • One Professional Headshot

    • Photo submission requirement: This headshot must be visible in color. See examples here:

  • ACT Photo Submission

  • SAT Photo Requirements

  • Essay requirement

    • 12 point font, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 300-500 words; (please do not exceed this word count)

    • Essay topic: As humans across the globe continue to face adversity with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, how has this pandemic impacted your vision for the future, both from an academic and personal perspective?