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Graduation Caps

Cap & Gown
Donation 2024

As our first effort of 2024, CI Connects For Change is fundraising to provide graduation cap and gowns to class of 2024 graduating seniors! Thanks to community donors, last year, we were able to gift 20 seniors with pre-paid cap and gowns. This year, CI Connects will again be gifting 20 graduates with cap and gowns and we are hoping that the community will match our donation!

We’re asking for contributions of $40 from the public to help us exceed last year’s numbers!


Application Status: Open

Mark your calendar for February 22, 2024 for our next round.

Deadline to apply is March 15th 2024.

  1. Demonstration of Integrity: The applicant must exhibit a strong sense of honesty, ethics, and integrity in their academic and personal endeavors. They should have a track record of making ethical decisions and upholding moral values.

  2. Respect for Others: The applicant should consistently display respect, empathy, and kindness towards individuals from diverse backgrounds. They should value inclusivity, demonstrate open-mindedness, and show a willingness to listen and understand different perspectives.

  3. Service and Leadership: The applicant should have actively engaged in community service or leadership activities that have positively impacted others. This could include volunteering, organizing initiatives, or taking on leadership roles in school or community organizations.

  4. Responsibility and Accountability: The applicant should demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility and accountability for their actions. They should show reliability in fulfilling commitments, meeting deadlines, and taking ownership of their responsibilities.

  5. Ethical Decision-Making: The applicant should have a demonstrated ability to make sound ethical decisions, even in challenging situations. They should showcase critical thinking skills, consider the consequences of their actions, and act in accordance with their moral principles.

  6. Positive Influence: The applicant should have a history of positively influencing their peers and the community around them. They should inspire others to act ethically, demonstrate leadership by example, and contribute to the creation of a supportive and inclusive environment.

  7. Academic Achievement: While moral character is the primary focus of this scholarship, the applicant should also maintain a satisfactory academic record, showing commitment to their studies and a dedication to learning.

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