MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Quota Club Scholarship

The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial Quota Scholarship was established in memory of Sibyl M. Koontz by her husband. Sibyl passed away in 1986 leaving a legacy of respect for education and students’ success. This scholarship is reserved for graduate students preparing to teach hearing-impaired students. Preference will be given to applicant who is a resident of Bakersfield or Kern County.

Please note: Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than required enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.

  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.5
  • Graduate students must enroll in 6 units or more during each award term – Fall & Spring terms of the upcoming academic year.
  • One letter of recommendation will be submitted on my behalf via the myMatador Scholarship portal.
  • Applicants must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file for the upcoming academic year.
    *Must upload a copy of your student resume. A student resume is a detailed record of your personal and educational information. It includes the name of your school/college, coursework, projects (if any) undertaken, and awards. The resume may also contain additional information like your extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, job experiences (if any), hobbies, etc.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a resident of Bakersfield or Kern County.
  2. I am preparing to teach hearing-impaired students.
  3. Describe your career goals and how you are preparing to teach hearing-impaired students. Be specific. If there was a specific defining moment in which your desire to be a teacher was affirmed, please elaborate on that experience.Additionally, state any relevant classes you have taken or plan to take. Discuss volunteer work and any previous or current relevant work experience.
  4. Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Tell us about how you would plan to make that change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way.
  5. [MSP 1] Please request: A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, counselor, or community leader - who can attest to your meritorious performance and personal strengths and can assess your potential for academic and career success. The letter should include a signature, title, and contact information. The letter should be addressed to: *Award Selection Committee*.
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