Buckeye Broadband Scholar of the Month

Deadline is October 17 at 11:59 PM

Description
 

  • To provide annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors currently attending a school in the Buckeye Broadband Sandusky service area. Applicants should be entering an accredited school of higher education in the United States in the Fall. Scholarships can be used toward tuition, books and fees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
     

  • Seven Scholars of the Month will be chosen throughout the academic year, November 2021 through May 2022. One student will be chosen by a committee comprised of Erie County Community Foundation representatives to represent their schools monthly. 
     

  • Each Scholar of the Month will receive recognition on Buckeye Broadband channels for the month he/she is chosen and will also qualify for a minimum of a $1,000, one-time scholarship (not applicable for the Scholar of the Year).
     

  • Students must attend Edison, Huron, Margaretta, Perkins, Sandusky or Sandusky St. Mary's Central Catholic high schools
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  • One finalist, Scholar of the Year, will be chosen from among the Scholar of the Month group in May 2022 by the Erie County Community Foundation Scholarship Advisory Committee. This student will be awarded a minimum $2,000 per year scholarship.   The Scholar of the Year scholarship recipient may re-apply for three additional years of undergraduate study and will be considered for possible renewal if he/she maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status.
     

  • All Scholars of the Month and the Scholar of the Year will be recognized at the BCSN Scholarship Awards Banquet to be held in May.
     

The Criteria used for selection of Scholar of the Month and Scholar of the Year includes consideration of the following:

  • Scholastic aptitude and prior academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or above), as demonstrated by your transcript;
     

  • Individual motivation, ability and potential, as demonstrated by your essay and, if selected as a Scholar of the Year finalist, an interview with Erie County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Committee is also required;
     

  • Two signed letters of recommendations from high school teachers, guidance counselors, principal and/or employer;
     

  • Financial need;
     

  • Extra-curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, internships, work/study programs.