Applicants must provide a 600-word essay that describes obstacles they have overcome and how they work and will continue working to help others. The applicant must include their current life status and pursuits as well as future goals. Applicant must secure three recommendation letters from a non-relative such as a teacher, pastor, Boys and Girls Clubs staff member, employer, etc. and provide current contact information for those who sign the letters. Applicant must also provide high school transcripts for grade/GPA verification. Once the scholarship is awarded, the recipient must provide proof of college/university acceptance and proof that they are registered as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in Indiana.
Recipient must also sign a written agreement to use all the funds at an Indiana college or university to which she has been accepted and be enrolled in a post-secondary two or four-year college degree program. Failure to do so will forfeit the scholarship. Upon such signed agreement, scholarship money in the amount of $3,750 will be awarded per semester, not to exceed four semesters for a total of $15,000 to one recipient. Every year a different recipient will be chosen for the one-time $15,000 scholarship, until such time the Terra Brantley Foundation, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne agree to end the program.
Funds will be directly sent to the Bursars office or applicable office at the college or university and will not be given or refunded to the scholarship recipient should they stop attending. If the recipient should choose to attend another Indiana college or university, they must notify the Board prior to transferring. Failure to do so will result in the recipient forfeiting the scholarship. The winner of the scholarship will be chosen by the Board of Directors of the Terra Brantley Foundation, Inc. The winner must also make herself available to participate in at least three career/personal development workshops during the length of the scholarship and commit to speaking about the benefits of the scholarship during at least one Boys and Girls Clubs event, preferably the SMART Girls/Brilliant Women luncheon.