Jack Adams/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship

Associated Student Inc.
This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all at once in one qualified semester within the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must be enrolled at least half time during the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semester when the awarded funds get disbursed.

Associated Student Inc. Memorial Scholarship:

Jack Adams was born in Virginia and grew up in North Carolina, graduating in 1968, from the University of North Carolina with a BA in Theater and Arts. He started his career at San Francisco State University, in 1969, as the Properties Manager for the School of Creative Arts. In 1982, he became Assistant Director of the Student Union, a position he held until July of 1992, when he resigned due to health reasons. Adams was a beloved campus figure, well known by hundreds of SF State students, faculty, and staff. His co-workers and friends described him as a warm, funny, and passionate man. Adams committed much of his time to backing student causes and worked closely with Associated Students.

On November 21, 1992 Adams died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 47. On March 11, 1993, the Student Union Governing Board passed a resolution to rename the Barbary Coast Room after Jack Adams, a champion of student interests. In 2011, the ASI Board of Directors created the Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship to honor his life and legacy.

  • Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement of students by awarding money to eligible SF State students.
  • Criteria: Part time minimum enrollment at SF State or enrolled in at least half-time at another college or high school senior at the time of application. Applicants must include a detailed explanation of their academic achievement, supported by a letter of recommendation. Students must be actively involved in the empowerment of LGBTQ in the Bay Area Community, especially but not exclusively to those who are advocating and educating students in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors, Undergrad: Any, Grad: Masters/MFA/2nd BA/PhD
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: HALF-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 2.5; Undergrad GPA: 2.5; Grad GPA: 2.5
  • Contact Person: Mario Flores
  • Campus Address: CCSC T139
  • Street Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-4048
  • Email: scholarships@asi.sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://asi.sfsu.edu
  • Number of Awards: 2

Award
$1,000.00
Scopes
Associated Students
Deadline
02/18/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. ESSAY: What are significant factors or events in your life that have impacted your desire or ability to attend college? Also elaborate how you have demonstrated a serious commitment to helping others through your campus involvement and/or community service.
  2. Is your current cumulative GPA 2.5 or above?
  3. Will you be enrolled in 6 units or more at SF State for the Fall 2019 semester?
  4. Recommendation Letter: Please ask for one (1) letter of recommendation addressing your EDUCATIONAL GOALS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. Make sure you contact early in your application process your recommendation letter provider to let him/her know the details of the scholarship and the deadline to submit the required letter. The recommendation letter must be 1 page in length and on an OFFICIAL LETTER HEAD and SIGNED. Please provide the name and email address of the person you asked to write your letter of recommendation.