GKSF Scholarship Application

On November 19, 1998, the Albanian American Student Organization (AASO) was established at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan to advance the spirit of higher education within the Albanian community of metro Detroit. Since then, AASO chapters have been established at other universities and continues to grow . In keeping with that spirit, the Gjergj Kastrioti Scholarship Fund (GKS) was formed. The continuous efforts of the these organizations and generous contributions of the Albanian community make this fund possible. GKS urges all eligible students to apply for this scholarship and inform other students of its existence as it continues to reach for its goal of nationwide coverage. GKS also encourages you to contact the AASO to see if it can help you in any way during your educational experience. Ultimately , the advancement of our ethnicity is contingent upon the will of our people to embrace that which no man, institution, or government can take away– knowledge.
 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

• Any student attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year Michigan university pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree. (List can be found here)

• Full time enrollment (12 or more credit hours) for Fall and  Winter semester

• Albanian Ethnicity of 50% or more.

• Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

• Documents to be uploaded are listed below please review first


TRANSCRIPTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS TO UPLOAD (required)

This application must include an online transcript from the most recent school attended and a copy of the most recent IRS 1040 Income Tax Return. These documents can be scanned or a picture to be uploaded. If you're an international student, attach a document stating that. 

Please note we are a financial need and academic based scholarship, which means both of these will be utilized in the final determination.


ESSAY

An essay is required as part of this application, please upload a word document no less than 250 words. The questions is as follows:

How have you contributed to your community? How have you grown due to your community service efforts? How do you plan to continue to support?


DEADLINE

This application must be completed online on or before June 30th of this calendar year.

There is no application fee for this Scholarship.


QUESTIONS?

You can contact us via email, thegksf@gmail.com


SUBMIT APPLICATION

Use this form to submit your application. Please prepare all of the required documents stated above first before beginning this process. Your privacy is assured by the fact that the form is submitted and reviewed only on secure connections from an encrypted database.

Section 1: Personal Information

Contact information

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Gender

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Date of birth

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Albanian ethnic makeup(percentage)

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  • Maximum Value: 100

Section 2: Educational and Other Information

High School Information

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Which university will you attend/started to attend?

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College major

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Upload an online transcript from the most recent school attended:

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Do you plan on being a full-time student during both the fall and winter semester?

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Choose your university status from the following

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Number of college credits completed 

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Expected type of degree

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Expected graduation year (if known)

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Which of the following standardized tests have you taken?

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ACT/SAT score

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Section 3: Additional information 

Number of persons residing at your address (including yourself)

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Number of household members in college (including yourself)

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Do you plan on working while attending school?

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Occupation

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Filing Status

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Adjusted Gross household income(Tax form 1040 line item 11)

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Number of dependents(count of people in the dependents section in 1040 tax form)

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Please upload a copy of the most recently filed IRS 1040 Income Tax Return. OR if you are an international student please submit documentation stating that.

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Do you expect to receive other types of scholarships or grants?

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What type of aid and expected amount per semester?

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Please upload a screenshot of your FAFSA estimated award for the upcoming school year.

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Please upload one or more letters of references. (if more than one, combine into a single document)

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Please list current distinctions, honors, and recognition for academic or organizational achievement, or community service. Indicate award and basis for selection.

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Please describe an extracurricular activity you were passionate about and why. Indicate the names and dates of the involvement in clubs or organizations and/or activities.

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How have you contributed to your community? How have you grown due to your community service efforts? How do you plan to continue to support?

Please keep your answer to less than 500 words and do not include your name on the essay.

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Upon signing this form, you certify that all application answers are correct and complete to the best of your knowledge with the understanding that any misrepresentation or omission of facts in this application will justify its denial. Completing and mailing this form will also signify an agreement to notify the Gjergj Kastrioti Scholarship Fund (GKS) of any changes in your academic standing (i.e. dropped classes). The GKS reserves the right to request proof of any information that you provide. Moreover, by signing this agreement you authorize the release of all information concerning your academic records to GKS.