Norman P. Hetrick Scholarship

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Scholarship Details

This scholarship is for  graduating seniors from Dauphin County Technical School, Central Dauphin East, Central Dauphin High School, Bishop McDevitt High School and Harrisburg Christian School entering any degree program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.  There are three (3) one-year scholarships offered.  The source of funds for this scholarship is from the Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation. The Foundation will receive this donation from the Rotary Club of Colonial Park and will then be responsible for distribution and follow-up to a qualified candidate under the following terms.

This is a two-year scholarship if all criteria is met. Funds will be issued at the beginning of the first semester or each of the two years for one thousand two hundred fifty ($1,250) or less, providing the student meets all the requirements of the scholarship.  The recipient of the scholarship must have a financial need. Income that is not awarded shall accrue and be available for future distribution(s) at the discretion of the Foundation.  Scholarships are based upon funds being received each year from the donor and could be subject to change.

The Foundation shall give consideration to students meeting the following criteria:

The Foundation shall consider students meeting the following criteria:  Students must have unmet financial need.     Students must be enrolled full time in college to be eligible.  The student must show proof to the Foundation that he or she has been accepted to an accredited post-secondary educational institution with a minimum of six (6) credits for each semester for an education degree before the scholarship shall be awarded.  The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA overall while attending college.  The student may be a recipient of another scholarship.  The award may not be given for an additional academic year. 

The scholarship recipient must send a transcript of their semester grades to the Foundation to show a 3.0 GPA or better to continue to receive award funds for the next semester. The recipient shall submit the invoice from the college to the Foundation for direct payment to the college they are attending. Funds will be issued on a semester basis for an amount up to One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($1,250) for tuition and fees, (or less if the semester costs are less) at the beginning of each semester to the college in the student’s name. The total award for tuition and fees will not exceed One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($1,250) per semester.  At the completion of the first semester the student may apply for another award up to One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($1,250) for the next semester if all requirements are met. The total award may not be more than two thousand five hundred ($2,500) for one year. Any cost to the individual student over the scholarship award will be the responsibility of the student.

The Foundation will review all applications prior to the beginning of each school year and prior to the start of the following semester. Timelines will be given to the student receiving the award with dates that applications are due for the next semester.

***If there is no activity in this scholarship award for one (1) year from date student is notified they have been awarded the scholarship, the scholarship will terminate, and no funds will be released from that date forward. ***

The applications submitted will be reviewed and decision of award will be based on financial need, community service, school service and academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0