Applicants to the APRO Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund must be either a rent-to-own employee or a child of a rent-to-own employee. Your affiliated rent-to-own company must be a member in good standing of each association or group to which they apply.
 
Please complete all application and financial need verification items requested below.
 
We must receive your application and all required materials by June 4, 2021, at 5 PM CT. Online applications will be automatically time-stamped upon submission. 
Once submitted, the application is final. Do not use the "Done" button until you have completed all of the application and uploaded all supporting materials.

 
Scholarship recipients are selected based on three key criteria:
1) Financial need
2) Academic merits
3) Charitable/civic/community involvement
 
 
Recipients will receive two payment installments. The first payment will be in August 2021. Recipients can expect the second payment after APRO receives proof of Fall GPA. GPA must be above 3.0 for universities or above 2.5 for trade schools.
 

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* 1. Please select all organizations of which you are an eligible applicant:

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* 2. Please enter your contact information below. Qualified applicants will be contacted via phone in June for an interview. Include contact numbers and the best time to call in June.

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* 3. Please select your relationship to the rent-to-own industry:

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* 4. Please enter your rent-to-own affiliation information or your parent's information if you are the child of an employee.

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* 5. What will your high school completion status be when you begin college in the 2021-2022 school year?

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* 6. What is the name of the high school where you received or will receive your high school diploma (if applicable)?

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* 7. What will your college grade level be when you begin the 2021-2022 school year?

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* 8. What college degree or certificate will you be working on when you begin the 2021-2022 school year?

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* 9. If you have applied for FAFSA (Federal Student Aid), please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).  Financial need information is confidential and shared only with the judges. If you need to apply for FAFSA, go to  https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

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* 10. Please upload documents that provide proof of your college or trade school admission/enrollment for the 2021 Fall semester.

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* 11. Please upload proof of your current 3.0 or above college GPA or proof of current 2.5 or above trade school GPA. If you have not started college or trade school, please submit a high school graduation GPA.

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* 12. Please upload your original essay titled, "Why I Deserve the APRO Scholarship."

(Your essay must have a minimum of 400 words)
 
***Do not send previously submitted essays***

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* 13. Please upload your original essay titled, "How Rent-to-Own Made an Impact on Someone I Personally Know."

(Your essay must have a minimum of 400 words)

***Do not send previously submitted essays***

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* 14. Optional items: Upload reference letters from college or high school teachers, counselors or extracurricular activities.

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* 15. By typing your name below, you certify that all of the information you provided is true and complete to the best of your knowledge and you agree, if asked, to provide information that will verify the accuracy of your completed application.

Please type your name as your ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE.
This Acknowledgement and Certification of Understanding ("Acknowledgement") is to let you know that by submitting an electronic signature, you are providing an electronic mark, that is held to the same standard as a legally binding equivalent of a handwritten signature provided by you. For purposes of the acknowledgment, a digital mark is considered a typed legal First and Last name (legal name may include a middle name, initial or suffix) followed by the typed date.


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* 16. By typing your name below, you certify that the APRO Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund will only pay the cost of attending an institution of higher education or technical school by the eligible applicant. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Please type your name as your ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE.
This Acknowledgement and Certification of Understanding ("Acknowledgement") is to let you know that by submitting an electronic signature, you are providing an electronic mark, that is held to the same standard as a legally binding equivalent of a handwritten signature provided by you. For purposes of the acknowledgment, a digital mark is considered a typed legal First and Last name (legal name may include a middle name, initial or suffix) followed by the typed date.


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