The Stanton E. and M. Elaine Tefft Foundation FAQ

*Why the change to "Civil" Rights? There has been confusion in the past. Civil Rights are a product of citizenship and are protected by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Q1. What happens if I leave off some of the information asked for on the forms?

A1. It depends on what you leave off. If you leave off your phone number and/or email address, we can't get in touch with you if we need clarification or additional information. If you don't sign the application, it will not be considered.

Q2. Does the application have to be postmarked by the May 1 deadline?

A2. No, for the first time this year, it can be emailed as an attachment to tefftpara@aol.com by the May 1 deadline. Or it can be delivered by hand or another common carrier or snail mailed with a postmark.

Q3. I'm not sure what the Board is looking for.

A3. The purpose of the prizes as stated on the web site should give you direction. For example, what have you done to protect any of the freedoms granted by the NH and US Constitutions and the Bill of Rights. What have you done to promote interest in jazz music and/or track and field? And you can email questions to us.

Q4. If I'm applying for the jazz music prize, may I include a DVD, video or CD as a way of letting you know how well I've mastered the jazz music form?

A4. Please do, it would be great. Anything that will help differentiate you from other applicants will help us make a decision. We'd also welcome newspaper clippings, photos, performance programs, etc.

Q5. If I'm running out of time to meet your deadline, can I have a relative fill out part 2 of the application?

A5. No, it has to be an adult not related to you or the application will not be considered. Make sure the person giving you a recommendation on Part 2 of the form will be available by phone to answer any questions the Board might have. And the recommendation should have specific information on what you have accomplished.

The Stanton E. and M. Elaine Tefft Foundation FAQ

Q6. Are there other reasons why an application might not be considered?

A6. Yes. In the past, we have received an impressive Part 2 from a supporter, but never received the application from the student. The application needs to be complete and timely or it will not be considered.

Q7. My interests and efforts are focused in two of the categories, am I limited to one category only?

A7. No, you're not. If you qualify and have been exceptional in two categories, you could win in both if you were the candidate who best met the requirements. You have nothing to lose by applying and should you win in two categories, you would get two awards.

Q8. Why change the name to Civil Rights Prize?

A8. There has been some confusion in the past. Civil Rights are an entitlement of citizenship and are protected by Constitutions and the Bill of Rights.

Q9. Should the awards be called scholarships instead of prizes?

A9. No. Scholarships have restrictions and limitations. The prizes are money awarded to a person in recognition of their achievement and it is theirs to do what they wish.

All applications and release forms are in PDF Format which can be read in Adobe Acrobat Reader a free application for both Windows and Mac OS.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at:

The Stanton E. and M. Elaine Tefft Foundation
7 Meetinghouse Road
Bedford, NH 03110

Email: tefftpara@aol.com
Phone: 603-472-3557

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