Thursday, February 19, 2009

Application Criteria

Dontcha hate it when you come across something funny but have no one to share it with?

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:
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??)
They go on to explain:
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.)

4 comments:

Maggie said...

Haha, that's rediculous!!! Even though they have a disclaimer that's still discrimination!

Katy and Jeff said...

HA! I gotta know what the heck that is from. I can't even imagine.

glangstaff said...

Are they not able to set arbitrary conditions for a scholarship without it being considered discrimination?

Kristian A Aloma said...

Look you tuba hugging hippies, band geeks are just that and don't deserve the scholarship. SHEESH.