Irina Shekhets Memorial

Sholarship Fund

Award Nomination, Selection Criteria, and Scholarship Application

Download Scholarship Application
ISMSF Award Nomination Procedure.

First step of the ISMSF Award Nomination Procedure starts when an Applicant contacts the Fund by sending the Application and all required documents. This first step is initiated and completed by an Applicant (with help of Fund Board if needed). Upon completing the Application accompanied by appropriate and relevant corresponding papers, references, links to sources, etc., a Nominating Committee updates the status of an Applicant to a Candidate.
On the Second step of the Award Nomination the ISMSF Nominating Committee processes the Candidates selection by selecting 3 Nominees for the Award based on the Selection Criteria below. This step is completed by preparing written recommendations for Board review.
On the Third and final step the Board of Directors reviews the recommendations and makes the final decision regarding the Award Recipients.

Selection Criteria.

All Candidates seeking the ISMSF Scholarship Award should demonstrate bright personality, exceptional academic results, and dedication to studying and work, and commitment to family, community, and friends. Candidates also should show the financial need. The awarded Scholarship is paid to a College to be specifically spent against College Tuition and/or other educational needs.

Applicant Must Be:
- An entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States and must be enrolled full time
- Studying for an undergraduate degree for the first time
- A United States Citizen or Resident Alien
- A permanent resident of New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania States

Financial Need 
- Qualifying applicants will have one or more of the following:
- Substantial unmet need
- Heavy student loan burden
- Special financial circumstances
- Low EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA Student Aid Report(must be attached to the Application)

Academic Excellence 
- Applicants should:
- Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Be enrolled in a demanding course of study
- Demonstrate skilled writing ability

Character and Serious-Mindedness 
Applicants should:
- Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society both present and future
- Be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities
- Pursue goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment
- Earn money for college expenses through part-time work

Download Scholarship Application

ZUMBATHON-2 was as successful as the first one!

Second Zumbathon took place last Sunday, October 23. It helped to reach the goal: after this event it became possible to set the first Scholarship award for year 2012. The Scholarship Application and selection criteria will be published on this site by the end of this year.

Irina would be proud!

Memorial Scholarship Fund together with Fair Lawn ambulance will continue these kind of events.

Irina's Life and Times Memorial Camp

The 2011 Irina's Life and Times Memorial Camping event took place in the "Orfey" resort on weekend of September 30th.

There were 50 attendees from all generations - Irina's friends, her family and family friends.

It was a great time to remember Irina, see her pictures and videos that keep memory of the unique moments of her impressive life.

2011 Memorial Camp pictures


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