The Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College provides one-year grants to seniors who need help paying for their first year of college. Last year, it provided $85,000 in grants to 12 students for their freshman year of college. The Fund has been providing these grants for more than sixty years. All of the scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. The continuing economic crisis, along with the enormous cost of college, has posed a serious financial challenge to many families this year.
We want to make sure that we reach out to as many seniors as possible so that they are aware of the Scholarship Fund. (See Scholarship Fund Facts) The application process is completely confidential. Our hope is that the Scholarship Fund is able to make going to college a reality for many of our students.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND FACTS:
The SHS PTA Scholarship Fund provides one-year grants to college-bound seniors.
ELIGIBILITY: Graduating seniors of Scarsdale High School who are pursuing higher education are eligible to apply.
CRITERIA: Grants are made to seniors in good standing and who will receive a SHS diploma, on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
AMOUNT OF A GRANT: Grant amounts generally range from $1,000 to $7,500.
NUMBER OF SENIORS: There is no fixed number of recipients. Awards are based on need, the number of qualified applicants, and available funds.
GRANT ADMINISTRATORS: The Scholarship Fund Grant Committee makes allocations and administers the fund. All applications are held in the strictest confidence; applications are reviewed by number and not by name.
FUND CONTRIBUTORS: The money available each year for scholarship grants comes from contributions by individuals, foundations, local businesses and community groups who respond to an annual appeal, and from sales of “Gift of Education” cards.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications, which will be available in January, may be obtained from any Dean at the High School and online. Completed applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee no later than May 4, 2012.
For more information, contact Chair Geralyn Della Cava at 723-3520 or firstname.lastname@example.org or SHS PTA President Vivienne Braun at 725-9759 or Vivienne17@optonline.net