The You Can Count on Me scholarship program is designed to recognize high school students who have a desire to pursue post-secondary education and/or training. During the 2016 – 2017 school year, ten students will be chosen to receive a $2,500 scholarship. Additionally, a donation of $250 will be made to the student’s school district in the name of the teacher he/she wishes to recognize. Recipients will be announced beginning late February, with a culminating awards program taking place in May, 2017 recognizing all scholarship recipients.
Any high school senior who is currently enrolled in a public or private school, and who resides in Montgomery, Warren, or Greene County, or who attends Miami Valley Career Technology Center or Greene County Career Center may apply.
Additional criteria for eligibility include:
- The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater at the time of application submission
- The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater at the time of graduation
- The applicant must graduate in the 2017 academic year
- The applicant must be in good disciplinary standing with the school of enrollment at the time of graduation
- The applicant must enroll in a post-secondary education or training program beginning no later than the fall of 2017.
Examples of post-secondary education and training programs include, but are not limited to:
- A community college
- A four-year college
- A trade or technical school
- A program which culminates in the award of a State-recognized licensure
Students must remain in good ethical standing within their schools and communities. Scholarships may be denied or withdrawn should the recipient conduct himself/herself in a manner deemed unethical or illegal by the school district or community.
All students will need to apply online at www.youcancountonme.org. Again, the deadline is December 31, 2016.