Scholarship Opportunities

RENEWABLE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
The deadline for 2017 applications was April 21.

Abingdon Ruritan Club presents annual scholarships to graduating seniors of Gloucester High School or Gloucester County Home School program. We offer two scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to attend a four-year College/University and the other to a student who plans to attend a Trade/Vocational School.

College/University: Maximum award is four thousand dollars ($4,000). One thousand will be paid directly to the school for each year the student is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and is in good standing. This is for seniors who will attend a College/University.

Trade/Vocational School: The maximum award is two thousand dollars ($2,000). One thousand dollars will be paid directly to the school for each year the student is enrolled full-time and in good standing. This is for seniors who will attend a vocational, trade school or to obtain a Career Studies Certificate at a community college.

2017 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a 2017 graduating senior of Gloucester High School or Home School Program in Gloucester County.

Must be accepted by a college or technical or vocational school

Grade point Average requirement:

3.0 GPA for College/University applicants

2.2 GPA for Vocational/Trade School applicants

Must have demonstrated community support by participating in extracurricular activities, community activities and community service.

Must exhibit good citizenship.

Essay must address subject, must demonstrate good sentence structure and spelling and be at least 250 words, typewritten, double-spaced on plain white paper.

Application must be filled out clearly and legibly.

Include a copy of your high school transcript or home school record.

Include three letters of recommendation. Please…no form letters! Typewritten preferred.

 A recommendation may be obtained from:

 School official: counselor, principal, teacher, coach (only one)

 Community leader

 Present or former employer

 Each person providing a recommendation MUST state their name and relationship to the applicant.

2017 FILING DEADLINE: no later than 3 pm, Friday April 21, 2017.