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PFL Character Scholarship Program

Philip Francis Lutzenkirchen became a household name during his football career at Auburn, but his impact and legacy extended well beyond his days on the gridiron. As a loving brother, son and friend and devout follower of Christ, he impacted his communities in many ways through service, leadership, mentorship and genuine compassion. Established in Philip’s memory, the Lutzie 43 Foundation developed the 43 Lessons to Legacy curriculum program live out his legacy by focusing on character and mentor development in the lives of young people and their influencers. To add to this mission, the Lutzie 43 Foundation established the PFL (Prepared For Life) Character Scholarship program, which will now equip outstanding young people with the tools and lessons he or she needs to leave a lasting and profound legacy through mentor development, education and scholarship.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation is proud to invest in high school and college age students who demonstrate significant changes in their character as a result of their study and participation with a group, team or organization in the 43 Lessons to Legacy Character Development Curriculum. Through the 43 Lessons to Legacy Curriculum and scholarship program, our goal is to help safeguard young people, reduce poor decisions, and improve the way they serve and treat others. We want to help prepare them for successful completion of their education and lead them to successful careers that position them to give back to their communities and society.

To that end, the Lutzie 43 Foundation Scholarship Program will award $4,300 scholarships to a select number of deserving candidates.

Eligibility

To become eligible, students who have completed the 43 Lessons to Legacy Curriculum in a controlled group environment with a designated group leader will be asked to submit an essay (between 250-750 words) describing how they have been impacted by their experience and how they have applied some of the lessons to their lives. Applicants to the Lutzie 43 Foundation Scholarship Program must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time accredited program at a two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have participated in at least one extracurricular activity for two semesters or more.
  • Applicants must have completed the 43 Lessons to Legacy Curriculum in controlled group environment with a designated leader (i.e. team, club or organization, class, etc.).
  • Applicant must have his or her own copy of the curriculum to be eligible for scholarship consideration.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,300 award, paid directly to his or her enrolling institution. The Scholarship Program will be administered in full compliance with IRS Revenue reporting requirements. Awards are non-renewable.

Awards are for a two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States study only. Award payments will be made upon the evidence of tuition expenses and shall not exceed such expenses for a period of one calendar year.

1 Students seeking degrees through online or distance learning programs exclusively shall not be eligible. Individual online courses are permitted when they are a part of required curriculum taught in the campus environment and when such courses are only available online or through distance learning.

Application

Application Items
Interested students must complete the application and submit their written essay electronically along with a current, complete transcript of grades. Transcripts must be official documents and may be attached to the email. Grade reports are not acceptable. Applicants may request their school send the transcript directly to the Lutzie 43 Foundation.

Mentor/Letter of Recommendation
All applicants must have completed the 43 Lessons to Legacy curriculum program and have their mentor complete the recommendation form. Mentors will need to fill out the PFL Character Scholarship Program Nomination Form available at lutzie43.org.

Applicants are responsible for collecting and submitting all required information. Applications and essays are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications or applications without an essay may not be considered. While the Lutzie 43 Foundation will make all reasonable efforts to maintain confidentiality of all submitted information, the Foundation cannot be responsible for any breach of confidentiality resulting from electronic transmittal of the application and related documents. Applications will be reviewed by board members and associates of the Foundation as deemed appropriate by the Foundation. The Foundation will not be responsible for returning or disposing of any materials provided by the applicant.

Applications can be found on the Lutzie 43 Foundation website at www.lutzie43.org. Applications should be sent to [email protected] by MARCH 31, 2017.

APPLICANTS:
Download the application checklist and template here
MENTORS:
Download the recommendation form here

Award Selection

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, and changes in character and participation in school and community activities. The applicant’s teacher, coach, or school administrator needs to provide a written confirmation verifying the recipient’s participation in the 43 Lessons to Legacy program and other elements of his or her application. All applicants agree to accept the Foundation’s decisions as final and shall release the Lutzie 43 Foundation and its board members from liability regarding the selection of recipients.

The Foundation expects to interview all finalist candidates regarding their experiences prior to awarding a scholarship. Applicants will be notified by email after the selection decisions are made. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients, and the Foundation reserves the right to determine the number of scholarships awarded in any fiscal year.

Scholarship Payments

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, and changes in character and participation in school and community activities. The applicant’s teacher, coach, or school administrator needs to provide a written confirmation verifying the recipient’s participation in the 43 Lessons to Legacy program and other elements of his or her application. All applicants agree to accept the Foundation’s decisions as final and shall release the Lutzie 43 Foundation and its board members from liability regarding the selection of recipients.

The Foundation expects to interview all finalist candidates regarding their experiences prior to awarding a scholarship. Applicants will be notified by email after the selection decisions are made. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients, and the Foundation reserves the right to determine the number of scholarships awarded in any fiscal year.

Obligations

Recipients are required to notify the Lutzie 43 Foundation of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.

Revisions

The Lutzie 43 Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this Scholarship Program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the Program.