Rogers Explorers Application 2021

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

This application has to be filled out all at once. It CAN’T be saved. First read through the entire application before starting. Before you start this application, make sure you complete the checklist below.

  1. Fill the out with a parent or guardian present so that you have all of the important contact information at hand.
  2. Have your school information including your counselor’s contact information.
  3. Develop a list of Extracurricular Activities that you have completed up until this point. Extracurricular Activities are defined as school-related activities that you are part of in addition to your regular classroom work. This includes school-sponsored clubs, organizations, associations, programs, and athletic teams. Please list your extracurricular activities as they relate to the program’s areas of focus.The categories are Leadership, Technology, and Science and Math.
  4. Develop a list of Community Service Activities that you have completed up until this point. Community Service Activities are defined as those activities that involve your time and volunteer efforts for a community-related group or project. This includes time you put into helping civic organizations, doing community-related church activities, working as a volunteer, or contributing to other community-minded activities. If you have a leadership position or role in any of the activities, please describe that position/role. Paid positions of employment are NOT considered community service activities.
  5. You need three letters of recommendation: 2 from your school & 1 from a community member.
  6. You need to get your grade report from you counselor. You need your 7th grade grade report and as much of your 8th grade year as possible.
  7. Complete the Essay assignment.

PROMPT: The Rogers Explorers program has three main focus areas: Leadership, Community Service, and STEM Career Exploration. Using ALL THREE FOCUS AREAS, explain why you feel you are qualified for the Rogers Explorers program. Important Note: We are not looking for cited sources or references to other written articles. We are interested solely in your point of view. Please make sure the ideas in your essay are written in your own words and are an expression of your own innovative ideas.

RUBRIC: Essays are scored in FOUR areas:

A. Content (30 points):
a. How well does the writer explain how they are qualified for the program using the Leadership focus area? Do they use examples?
b. How well does the writer explain how they are qualified for the program using the Community Service focus area? Do they use examples?
c. How well does the writer explain how they are qualified for the program using the STEM Career Exploration focus area? Do they use examples?

B. Organization (5 points): Did the writing flow smoothly? Are the paragraphs organized? Is there a clear thesis statement? Does the writer bring the essay full circle with a conclusion?

C. Spelling and Grammar (1-5 points): Were all words spelled correctly? Did the student use proper grammar throughout the essay?

D. Formatting (1-5 Points): Did the student follow all of the formatting guidelines?
a. A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) typewritten pages, double-spaced
b. Font must be 12 pt.
c. Times New Roman
d. All page margins must be ½ inch

ROGERS EXPLORERS APPLICATION

Rogers Explorers Application (2019)
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School Information

Extracurricular Activities (30 Points)

Extracurricular Activities are defined as school-related activities that you are part of in addition to your regular classroom work. This includes school-sponsored clubs, organizations, associations, programs, and athletic teams. Please list your extracurricular activities as they relate to the program’s areas of focus.

Write the full name of any activity that has an acronym (i.e. write Future Business Leaders of America, not just FBLA).

Please fill out the required fields in the following format:

2016-2018 – Played on Football Team
2017-2018 – Beta Club
2017 – Played on Basketball Team

Leadership (10 Points):

Technology (10 Points):

Science and Math (10 Points):

Community Service Activities (20 Points)

Community Service Activities are defined as those activities that involve your time and volunteer efforts for a community-related group or project. This includes time you put into helping civic organizations, doing community-related church activities, working as a volunteer, or contributing to other community-minded activities. If you have a leadership position or role in any of the activities, please describe that position/role. Paid positions of employment are NOT considered community service activities.

Please fill out the required fields in the following format:

2018 – Helped with PRIDE cleanup
2018 – Collected Donations for local food pantry
2017 – Organized a charity 5K run for the homeless

Essay Topic (45 Points)

The Rogers Explorers program has three main focus areas: Leadership, Community Service, and STEM Career Exploration. Using ALL THREE FOCUS AREAS, explain why you feel you are qualified for the Rogers Explorers program. Important Note: We are not looking for cited sources or references to other written articles. We are interested solely in your point of view. Please make sure the ideas in your essay are written in your own words and are an expression of your own innovative ideas.




Essay Rubric

Essays are scored in four areas:

A. Content (30 points):
a. How well does the writer explain how they are qualified for the program using the Leadership focus area? Do they use examples?
b. How well does the writer explain how they are qualified for the program using the Community Service focus area? Do they use examples?
c. How well does the writer explain how they are qualified for the program using the STEM Career Exploration focus area? Do they use examples?

B. Organization (5 points): Did the writing flow smoothly? Are the paragraphs organized? Is there a clear thesis statement? Does the writer bring the essay full circle with a conclusion?

C. Spelling and Grammar (1-5 points): Were all words spelled correctly? Did the student use proper grammar throughout the essay?

D. Formatting (1-5 Points): Did the student follow all of the formatting guidelines?
a. A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) typewritten pages, double-spaced
b. Font must be 12 pt.
c. Times New Roman
d. All page margins must be ½ inch
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB

Academic Performance (10 Points)

You must submit a cumulative school transcript along with your program application. Your cumulative grade point average (un-weighted by your school) will be utilized to assess a score on academic performance. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB

Letters of Recommendation

Please submit three (3) letters of recommendation with your application. Two (2) of the letters must be typed by an individual who is employed by the school system you attend, and one (1) letter must be typed by someone from your community who is not employed by the school system. If your letter writer plans to mail the recommendation, please upload a blank document that indicates who is writing the letter.

• Family members or relatives may not write letters of recommendation.
• Although this assignment is not worth any points, you will be deducted 5 points for each letter that is not submitted. The letters of recommendation are used as a character assessment for the scoring committee.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB

Final Assignment

I hereby certify that the information I have provided with this application is accurate and correct, and that the essay I have submitted is my original work. If selected, I agree that I will actively participate in the program for its full duration, and I will abide by the Rogers Explorers Code of Conduct.

Student: Please type your name in the gray box to certify you comply with the statement above.
As parent or legal guardian of the student named on this application, I hereby give my consent for the release of his/her school records to those individuals who manage the Rogers Explorers program and all those involved in the selection process.

Parent: Please type your name in the gray box if you agree with the statement above.