Harrisburg University is hosting a statewide essay competition: What Does Financial Literacy Mean To Me? I have attached a PDF of the competition. The prizes—which in the past have been cash—have not yet been announced. I thought some of your students might wish to enter the competition.
If you have any questions about this—or other initiatives at Harrisburg University—please don’t hesitate to contact me via email at sinfanti@HarrisburgU.edu
Did you miss the FAFSA presentation here at BHS in October? Were you here and your trying to remember what was said? Check out our video from that night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owsjS2fiIMA
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.
An interested student must be nominated by an educator at his or her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed or religion.
Per The Carson Scholarship Program: Applicants are evaluated on their teacher recommendation, community service and essay. Since the student essay carries the greatest weight in terms of possible points earned, the applicant’s efforts should be concentrated on the essay portion of the application. Here are the categories we use to score the essay:
If you would like to enter the nomination process, and have a chance at becoming Baldwin High School's Carson Scholarship Nominee, please write your opening paragraph for one of the above prompts in 250 words or less. Applicants' grades, activities and essay will be reviewed by the nomination committee. The process will be anonymous to the committee. Deadline to submit to Mrs. Babik is Friday, November 18, 2016.
The A&T program at Gannon University: