RENEWABLE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
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 Community College/CTrade/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.
Community College/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 Community College, vocational, trade school. Community College students enrolled in a Career Studies Certificate program will be given preference over Community College Students not enrolled in a Career Studies Certificate program.
Must be a 2018 graduating senior of Gloucester High School or Home School Program in Gloucester County.
Must be accepted by a college, community college, technical or vocational school
Grade point Average requirement:
3.0 GPA for College/University applicants
2.2 GPA for Community CollegeVocational/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)
Present or former employer
Each person providing a recommendation MUST state their name and relationship to the applicant.
FILING DEADLINE: Completed applications must be returned to the School Counseling Office no later than 3 pm, Friday April 20, 2018.
You may download the application form and criteria at the links below: