The NAP Foundation Scholarship Fund
The NAP Foundation Scholarship Fund was established to honor the legacy of Adele and Homer L. Shipman, Jr. They both passed away early in life and left behind two sons who were under the age of 17. The Shipmans grew up in Vidalia, GA. They taught their sons how to do household chores at an early age and therefore they learned to be independent children and adults. Mrs. Shipman was an outstanding high school basketball player and the homecoming queen. She was involved in school and then in the community during her short but well-lived life.
This scholarship has been established to provide a college scholarship to eligible high school graduates seeking a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
- One or both of the applicant’s parents must be deceased.
- Applicants must live in or be a graduate of an accredited public or private high school in any of the following Georgia Counties: Bibb, Jeff Davis, Appling, Toombs, Tattnall, Candler, Emanuel, Treutlen, Montgomery, Wilkes or McDuffie.
- Applicants must be seeking a Bachelor’s Degree of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, and must maintain one of the major fields of study in college to remain eligible.
- Applicants must be completing their first undergraduate degree. The scholarship is not for those pursuing additional undergraduate degrees, a Master’s degree or a PhD.
- Applicants must be planning to enroll at an accredited college or university within the United States. Online or for-profit schools are not acceptable academic destinations for applicants.
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average in high school and must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average in college to remain eligible.
Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
- The student’s achievements despite the loss of one or both parents.
- Academic performance, athletic participation, school and community leadership.
- Teacher recommendation.
- Financial need.
- Preference will be given to minority students with demonstrated financial need, basketball, track, and soccer athletes, and those students wishing to pursue a career in aviation.
Additional Short Answer Questions and Attachments
On the last page, you will select the NAP Foundation Scholarship Fund and complete the following additional information:
- In no more than 250 words please share why you desire this scholarship.
- Provide the name and email address of one reference who has agreed to submit a letter of recommendation for you. This person will receive an email from our system allowing them to submit your recommendation. Please ask them before submitting their email address and let them know when you have submitted your application because that is when they will receive the email.
- A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held and other relevant experiences.
- Your most recent high school or college transcript – you must request this from your current school.
- A current, submitted FAFSA Student Aid Report that indicates the value of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the upper right hand corner. If this value is not shown, your application will be considered incomplete.
Amount of Award: $1,000 per year
Number of Awards: One new recipient selected annually, up to four concurrent awards.
Renewal for Prior Recipients: A prior recipient of this scholarship fund is eligible to renew the award each subsequent year of his/her undergraduate education career for up to four years. In order to renew, he/she must:
- Complete the online renewal application by March 15th of each year.
- Submit an unofficial transcript at the end of each fall and spring semester for which he/she receives the scholarship.
- Maintain the eligibility criteria as defined in the scholarship’s guidelines.
Recipients are required to submit a transcript for each semester that they receive the scholarship. A recipient may continue to receive the award if their cumulative GPA drops below the required 2.5 for one semester. If their GPA is below 2.5 for more than one semester, they will forfeit their scholarship award.
If a prior recipient does not maintain the eligibility criteria or faces unique circumstances that require him/her to take time off or take a reduced course load for a semester, the student should contact the Community Foundation to determine if he/she is eligible for continued funding.
Applications will be reviewed by a seven person committee consisting of Anita, Ron, and Vic Shipman, the president of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, the Bibb County School District Superintendent, the president of the Macon Rotary Club, and a Community Foundation of Central Georgia representative. A board or staff representative of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia may serve to fill a vacant spot on the committee, if necessary. This committee will recommend the scholarship recipient(s) and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia will send the recommendation to the CFCG Executive Committee for approval. If approved, the scholarship disbursement will be made directly to the educational institution(s) for the benefit of the scholarship recipient(s).