The Mission Viejo Activities Committee has established a volunteer
scholarship program to honor high school seniors of exceptional
character and dedication to volunteerism. The Scholarship Program is
managed by the Mission Viejo Activities Committee. Recipients are
selected without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. The
MVAC awards scholarships in increments of $1,000 scholarships.
Awards are primarily based on Community Service.
Applicants must be:
- US Citizens
- Applicants must have volunteered 25 hours in Mission Viejo to
qualify for this scholarship.
- Current high school seniors planning to enroll for the first time
in a full-time course of study at an accredited U.S. four year
collage or university, or a baccalaureate program at a two year
college in the fall following graduation or a technical/trade school
- Ability to document consistent community service hours.
Students must complete the application and submit it along with a
complete High School transcript to MVAC due by
the last Wednesday of January (January 28, 2015).
Applicants are responsible for submitting all necessary information.
Because applicants are evaluated on the information, they are
advised to answer every question as completely as possible.
Community service hours will be verified with the information
provided by the applicant. All information received is considered
confidential and is reviewed only by the Scholarship Committee.
Scholarship awarded based on:
- Community service
- Academic record
- Extracurricular activities
- Work experience
- Volunteer Essay
- Career goals
Payments are authorized by the Executive Board on recommendation by
the Scholarship Committee and are processed by the MVAC. Payments
are made in two equal installments in August and December. Checks
are mailed to each recipient and are made payable to the student and
the school. They must be endorsed by both. Applicant is required to
notify the MVAC of any changes of address, school enrollment or
other relevant information.
MVAC scholarships are not renewable.
The MVAC reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures
of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time
including termination of the program.
2014 MVAC Scholarship applications available at local high school
guidance offices, City Hall, the Library and Community Center