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The Extraordinary Is Scholarship Fund

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Application

Please take your time filling out this application. Ensure your answers are clear, concise, and accurate.

Scholar Contact Information
Home Address
Parent or Legal Guardian Contact Information
Grade Point Average

What is your unweighted GPA (max 4.0)?

What is your weight GPA (max 5.0)? You may leave this blank if you do not know.

In the spaces provided below, please tell us more about who you are and who you want to be. Please be clear and concise.

Introduce yourself to us. Tell us who you are, where you came from, who you want to be, and where you want to go.

What does "extraordinary" mean to you? Why or how are you extraordinary?

What extraordinary challenges do you face in your life?

Describe some of your accomplishments in and out of school.

Tell us what your goals are for your future education and occupation.

To complete your application, we need some important files from you.

We need the following:

  • Your high school transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A signed copy of the US Government IRS W-9 tax form
  • A large, high-quality photo or headshot of you suitable for publication (not a selfie!)

All scholarship recipients must submit a US Government IRS W-9 tax form to receive any scholarship funds from the foundation. Please download the W-9 and fill out and sign page 1 of the form. You can use software like MacOS Preview or Adobe Acrobat to complete the PDF, or you may print out the PDF, fill in the form, and take a photo of the completed form (page 1).

How to Name Your Files

Please use the following conventions to name your files. This will help us expedite your application efficiently.

  • Transcript: Your-Name-Transcript.pdf
  • Letter of Recommendation #1: Your-Name-Letter-1.pdf
  • Letter of Recommendation #2: Your-Name-Letter-2.pdf
  • W-9: Your-Name-W9.pdf or Your-Name-W9.jpg
  • Your Photo: Your-Name.jpg
Replace Your-Name with your first and last name.

Your high school transcript and the two letters of recommendation must be in PDF format.

Your W-9 must be filled out and signed (page 1). You may submit the W-9 in PDF format or in JPEG format, whichever is more convenient.

Your photo must be in JPEG format, and should have a 8x10 ratio (minimum 576x720 pixels). A print-ready 8x10 image should have the dimensions of 1728x2160 pixels.

Failure to submit any of the required files in the required formats will delay our ability to evaluate your application and could jeopardize your chances of earning an ExtraordinaryIs scholarship.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Extraordinary Is High School Scholarship, students must be currently in and attend a North Texas high school. He or she must be accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school by May 1, 2018.

Notice and Release

Scholarship applications will be evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis by the ExtraordinaryIs Scholarship Fund.

The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation reserves the right to publish and announce the awardee's name and image via all known media. Applications will be subject to verification.

I understand and hereby grant my permission that the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation retains the right to announce and publish my name and image in association with this award via all known media should I accept this award.

Upload Your Files Now

  • Your high school transcript (pdf)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (pdf)
  • A signed copy of the US Government IRS W-9 tax form (pdf or jpeg)
  • A large, high-quality photo or headshot of you suitable for publication (jpeg)

Select all the files you wish to upload before pressing the Finish/Upload button.

Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.