Educational Foundation, Inc.
Scholarship Awards Program
BACKGROUND AND CRITERIA
The New Horizons Educational Foundation Scholarship Program was established in the spring of 1992. Scholarships are awarded annually to students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) and the Governor’s School for Science and Technology. The Special Education program receives incentive awards. Each year the Board of Directors establishes the funding and number of scholarships based upon the proceeds from the Annual Golf Challenge event sponsored by the Foundation each fall.
The selection criteria is approved by the Board of Directors and administered by the Executive Director of New Horizons Regional Education Center. The following criteria are used to award the annual scholarships:
- Career and Technical Education Center students are selected on a combined basis of merit and need. The recipients shall be graduating seniors planning to pursue a postsecondary education program at a community college, technical school or college or university.
- Governor’s School for Science and Technology students are selected based upon how they have distinguished themselves in the Governor’s School academic program, as well as, in the mentorship experience. Furthermore, the applicant will have demonstrated leadership skills and service to the Governor’s School. The recipient shall be a graduating senior planning to pursue a college degree in science, mathematics, or technology.
All recipients must be willing to return to the Foundation Board of Directors and report on their progress after the first year of post secondary education, if requested by the Board.
If for any reason a scholarship recipient cannot or does not accept the awarded scholarship, the runner-up applicant may be eligible for the scholarship award. The scholarships shall be awarded by the Foundation Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the New Horizons CTEC Scholarship Committee, and the Faculty of the Governor’s School for Science and Technology, respectively. The Chair of the Foundation Scholarship Sub-Committee will also be a member of Scholarship Selection Committee.
The applicants for this scholarship program shall abide by all the conditions as stated in the following document and ratified by the Foundation Board of Directors of the New Horizons Educational Foundation, Inc. The scholarship program shall be known here after as the New Horizons Educational Foundation Scholarships or simply the Foundation Scholarship.
- The Scholarship Committee, which will include the Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair of the New Horizons Educational Foundation, will select the Career and Technical scholarship winners.
- The recipients of the Career and Technical scholarship must be a graduating senior and program completer at New Horizons Regional Education Center planning to continue his/her career in technical education or a related professional area.
- A Career and Technical recipient will be chosen from students at both campuses. If either campus does not have a highly qualified recipient, scholarships could be chosen from one campus.
- The recipients of the Governor’s School scholarship must be a graduating senior planning to pursue a college degree in science, mathematics, or technology.
- The Governor’s School recipients will have distinguished themselves in their academic program, as well as in the mentorship experience. Furthermore, the recipients will have demonstrated leadership skills and service to the Governor’s School.
- Upon enrollment at the secondary school of choice, the recipients will receive the scholarship award as designated by the Foundation for a one-year period. Half of the scholarship will be awarded upon fall enrollment, and the remaining half to be awarded upon successful completion of the first semester and enrollment in the spring semester.
- The students must provide the Foundation with documentation of an overall “C” average in course work for the first semester. Failure to do so will eliminate the continuance of the scholarship for the following semester.
- Student applicants must fill out the entire scholarship application. Two references should be forwarded from a counselor, teacher, or employer/mentor.
- Applicants are required to complete a one page personal essay on their future goals and objectives and attach a current official school transcript
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