MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Women's Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment

The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial – Women’s Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment 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 full-time graduate students preparing to teach hearing-impaired students.

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.

  • Applicants must be residents of Bakersfield or Kern County.
  • Must have a minimum GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5.
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • 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 my Matador Scholarships portal.
  • 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. Choose one quotation that defines who you are and explain why that quotation describes you so well.
  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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