Community Scholarship Program
Community Scholarship Dates (Seniors Only)
April 1, 2013 - Community Scholarship Applications available.
April 30, 2013 - Community Scholarship Applications due at 12 noon!
June 4, 2013 – Community Scholarship Awards Presentations at 8 a.m.
The 2012-2013 Park City High School Community Scholarship Program
Thanks to the generous donors in the Park City area, the Park City High School Community Scholarship Program has been in existence for 25 years and has provided over 4 million dollars in college funding to Park City seniors.
Last year, $161,000 in awards, ranging from $500 to $6,000, were presented to deserving seniors. For some students, the Community Scholarships truly mean the difference between attending college or not. Park City seniors are planning to attend colleges that cost anywhere from $2,500 to $60,000 per year!
There is need in Park City! Many seemingly comfortable and affluent families are just making ends meet in this expensive town. Many students work part-time jobs, while others work full-time or more, just to help pay the family household bills. Every little bit helps!
The Park City High School Community Scholarship program rewards seniors for their outstanding efforts and abilities and for overcoming challenges. Below are the steps in the Community Scholarship Process:
1. Each donor determines the criteria for the recipient of his/her/their Community Scholarship. The donor will provide the name, dollar amount and quantity of scholarships, as well as the criteria. Last year’s criteria ranged from one to 14 criteria for a scholarship. Examples of criteria may include: top 1/3 of class, minimum 3.0 GPA, Obstacles overcome, serious challenges, physical challenges, community service, leadership, number of AP classes, spiritual commitment, demonstrated Americanism, etc. Some donors give multiple awards, while others leave the option open to split money into multiple awards, depending on the desires of the review committee.
2. In the spring, seniors may apply to the Community Scholarship through the Application. They typically apply for the scholarships for which they best meet the criteria that are established by the donor.
3. A review committee consisting of at least three people, sometimes including the donor, is established for each scholarship. After reviewing applications for a single scholarship, the review committee selects the senior who best matches the criteria of the donor.
4. Awards are held at the end of the school year. Students must provide proof of college enrollment in order to receive their funds. They have two years to claim their scholarships.
For more information about the Park City Community Scholarship Program, contact Nancy Michalko, Community Scholarship Advisor