In the course of writing something for work today, I came across the following scholarship criteria. Hopefully you, too, will get a kick out of this... and will share a virtual laugh with me.
To be eligible for a certain scholarship (sorry, probably shouldn't disclose the name), a candidate must show evidence of outstanding achievement in the following four criteria:They go on to explain:
1. Leadership (makes sense)
2. Scholarship (yea, yea... they all say that, right?)
3. Moral Force of Character (hmmm... an odd way of stating it... but I think I get it... a good citizen)
4. Physical Vigor (uhhh... WUUUHHHHTTT??)
Physical Vigor: The threshold for this criterion is whether a commitment to one or more physical activities has been an integral part of the candidate's life. This is usually, though not necessarily, demonstrated through participation in athletic activities such as sports or dance. Activities that qualify for this criterion can range from football, dance, soccer, and cheerleading to cycling, skiing, backpacking, and sailing. Marching band, though often physically vigorous, does not in and of itself meet this criterion.
Proper allowances should be made for students with physical limitations. (If you have questions regarding this issue, please contact us.)