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
Essay Topic (35 Points)
Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are essential in our everyday life. The Rogers Explorers program was created as a way to introduce students to college level curriculum in STEM fields. What STEM careers do you think will make an impact in Southern and Eastern Kentucky?
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.
Essays are scored in five areas:
A. Content (1-10 points): Did the student answer the question? Did they stay on the subject and provide examples relevant to the information requested? Was the essay logical and understandable? Were the answers significant?
B. Insightfulness (1-10 points): To what degree did the student demonstrate a real understanding of the subject matter? Did their writing exemplify intuition and discernment of the task at hand?
C. Creativity (1-5 points): Did the essay demonstrate imagination and originality on the student’s part? Did they provide innovative examples?
D. Spelling and Grammar (1-5 points): Were all words spelled correctly? Did the student use proper grammar throughout the essay?
E. 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
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.
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3