Please join us for the scholarship for the 2016 Arnold Fencing Classic.
Win a $2,500 college scholarship!
The Columbus Rotary Club will award a $2500 scholarship to the one “best citizen fencer” at the Arnold Fencing Classic 2016! The $2500 scholarship will be held in your name until you enter college and can be used at your college of choice.
Criteria in selecting Nominees:
Must be a competitor in the 2016 Arnold Fencing Classic
You must be a US citizen.
Overall competitive participation and success in fencing
Quality of essay
Fencer must be between ages 13-18 y.o.
Fencer must be prepared to attend on the day the award is given, which may or may not be a day that he/she is fencing. This includes Friday, which may require missing school.
All data must be submitted online.
To apply for the scholarship fencer must submit:
Completed registration for at least one event at the Arnold Fencing Classic 2016
Fencing Bio which includes your name, and fencing history (name, age, weapons, rankings, tournament achievements)
High School/college current transcript
2016 Essay Theme “Beyond the Blade”Describe how fencing has influenced other aspects of your life. This might include how you develop and maintain friendships; approach difficult tasks in school, work, and play; or overcome daily obstacles, i.e. getting to the next level in a favorite activity. How has the art of fencing strengthened you?
A recommendation letter demonstrating your leadership, scholarship and community involvement. The letter can be from the individual of your choice, excluding fencing coaches and family members.
Submit all items via the form below no later than 02/12/2016. Please use “AFC Essay” in the subject line of your essay and include your name and phone number.
“Beyond the Blade” is the theme of the Arnold Fencing Classic 2016. Therefore, your essay should support that position. How you approach the subject is up to you. The essay should by between 500 and 1500 words.
Manuscript guidelines for essays:
All essays should use the following criteria for submission. Essays not in the prescribed format will be disqualified.
Double-spaced, typed pages in legible font (e.g. Courier, Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica). Please do not use fancy or artistic fonts such as Comic Sans Serif. Fonts should also be 12 pt type.
Page margins must be at least 1 inch around.
Essays must have your name, address, email and approximate word count in the upper left corner.
Pages must be numbered.
Each page after the first should have a header or footer with your name and page number (e.g. SMITH – 2)
ALL SUBMISSIONS must be done online via the form below. We do not accept submissions that are emailed or physically mailed to us.