Sylvia Dodge Memorial Scholarship

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Scholarship Details

The award shall provide financial assistance to a high school senior student who has been accepted into a college degree program. The student must currently attend Central Dauphin High School, Dauphin County Technical School, Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg Christian School or Central Dauphin East High School. The source of funds for this scholarship is from the Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation. The Foundation will receive this donation annually and will then be responsible for distribution and follow-up to a qualified candidate. The student must show proof of acceptance into a degree program before the scholarship will be issued.

This is a one-year scholarship if all criteria is met. The amount of the award for one academic year can be up to $1,000 after all other awards and grants are received. There can be one award offered each year, but the total amount shall not be more than the amount received annually by the Foundation from the donor. Scholarships are based upon funds being received each year from the donor and could be subject to change.

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 recipient shall submit the invoice from the college to the Foundation for direct payment to the college they are attending. Funds will be issued at the beginning of the first semester for an amount up to one thousand ($1,000) for tuition and fees, or less if the semester costs are less. The total award may not be more than one thousand ($1,000) 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.

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

The winning student of this scholarship shall be notified no later than twenty-five (25) days from the date applications were due.