Glad you’re here! This scholarship is a great opportunity for your students. It’s a process that will help students put their learning into action to better their communities. We just need help getting the word out–and that’s where you come in.
Why are we funding a scholarship?
The reason Honors Grad U was originally started was to provide resources to teachers and students to give back to the education community (see About page). But we still wanted to do more. What better way to provide additional resources than by putting our money where our mouth is and investing in our students!
With this scholarship, we are saying “we believe in you” and to prove it, we’re directly contributing to future leaders through this scholarship. We want to help as many people as possible, which is why we decided to offer five $10,000 scholarships awards that will go directly toward their college tuition fees.
As an added bonus, by participating in this scholarship, your students will be able to cultivate important skills in the design thinking process (check out John Spencer & AJ Juliani’s work on their student-friendly version known as LAUNCH):
How can teachers get the word out?
Students need help to find scholarships and who is better equipped to do that than their teachers, counselors and mentors? Nobody, that’s who! And to make it easier for you, we have an easy system of sharing in place–all circling around the handouts that we’ve created to catch students’ attention. You can:
- Fill out this form to request an email or mailed letter to be sent to your school for more information
- Put digital copies of the checklist on your school blog, website, or scholarship directory
- Put printed copies of the checklist in your classroom, office, or bulletin boards.
What are the rules?
Read our full Terms & Conditions here, but the basic gist is that the applicant must be a high school senior and be planning to attend an accredited college or university that same year to qualify.
The best part: students don’t have to have a minimum GPA to apply. In fact, we don’t even look at the GPA. All we look at is the work pertaining to the student’s project. This is because we know that grades do not always reflect a student’s potential or ability to contribute to society. This scholarship is open to all seniors, regardless of background and academic standing.
Thanks for your help in spreading the word!
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