Reflection: Lesson Planning Completing a Scholarship Application - Section 3: Student Conferences: a Formative Assessment


I want to share two thoughts upon reflection, regarding the completed process of scholarship application ...

First, I originally wanted to include on the formative level the requirement for parents to assist their students with their profiles at -- that is I wanted to give some points on the formative check for mom or dad's assistance.  However, more than one of my students explained how difficult it was to get a parent to "sit down with them" in order to do this.  I will withhold any editorial comment here and simply say that I changed my mind as I ultimately felt this was an example of "grading the parent" and not the student (which seems patently unfair).

Second, I won't say I was surprised by the vast range of scholarship application submission processes, but I will say that it is, well, a wide range.  Some are mailed, some are emailed, some are simply web-forms.  Asking students to print and/or photocopy proof and create a "proof packet" in hard-copy form seemed the easiest way to manage the evaluation of the final process itself.  I simply added points to the grade book for each completed application as evidenced by the "proof packet" rather than having to sort through several cced emails and/or shared .pdfs or screenshots, etc.

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Completing a Scholarship Application

Unit 8: Applying for College Scholarships
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT finish one merit aid application (for $500 - $1,500) for a scholarship from an "at large" source.

Big Idea: ... it's time to find some college money - the goal is one semester's worth of "book money" ...

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English / Language Arts, college scholarships, college planning, student aid
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