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Application Deadline March 15th
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
2014 Scholarship Program
Now in its fourth year, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program is again offering three scholarships to assist deserving direct descendants of GSMD members as they pursue higher education. The scholarships are for $5000, $2000 and $500.
In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants whose demonstrated commitment to bettering themselves makes them especially likely to benefit from the opportunities this scholarship will make possible for them.
ANCESTRY REQUIREMENT For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent or great grandparent of the applicant.
If any documentation needs to be submitted to the GSMD to obtain a current GSMD membership number, applicants should begin work as early as possible with the Mayflower Historian in their state of residence to complete this process. http://www.themayflowersociety.com/membership-info16 provides a link to the Historians for every state society. Click on any state to see the complete list of state Historian
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Each scholarship recipient must be a graduating senior; must provide the information requested for the application; and must enter a four-year college or university or two-year community college.
Though not an absolute requirement, recipients of the Mayflower Society Scholarships will most often be in the upper 10 percent of their class and score in the 75 percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT.
HOW TO APPLY
Begin the application process by downloading two files to your hard drive.
1) Application Instructions is a PDF file with instructions for filling out and submitting your application packet. Adobe Reader is available at no charge for reading PDF files from http://get.adobe.com/reader/. CLICK HERE to view and download this file.
2) Submissions Materials is a WORD form file for preparing parts of the application to be submitted electronically. CLICK HERE to view and download this file.
The Application Instructions guide you through filling out the Submission Materials form, writing the essay, assembling your Application Packet and submitting your application.
Applicants must submit by mail a complete application packet with all required documentation postmarked by the deadline. Some parts of the application must also be submitted electronically; these must also be e-mailed by that date. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
The Mayflower Society Garden Walkway Project is a way for you to leave a lasting memory of your family on the GSMD premises. Your inscribed brick will grace the gardens for years to come.
Donations will help maintain the beauty of the garden and grounds of the Mayflower Society House on Winslow Street in Plymouth.
Commemorative bricks are available for a donation of $150 per brick. The first group of bricks were unveiled at Congress 2011. The 4" x 8" laser-engraved red bricks will be dedicated by Mayflower Society families and friends each time we gather, with inscriptions honoring yourselves, your ancestors, or family members in a special statement of your choice.
A portion of your order, which is considered a donation, is tax deductible.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants is pleased to present Strangers and Pilgrims, the latest work by Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs. This 928 page hard cover book adds to what is already known about the Pilgrims in Leiden, but more importantly delves into the customs and life of that time to consider why the Pilgrims made the choices and decisions they did. This book is a must read for Mayflower descendants, Pilgrim history followers, and American history scholars.
Purchase "Strangers and Pilgrims" from the GSMD Shop under Pilgrim Books.