Our goal is to award academic scholarships each year to two deserving seniors selected by the NHS South Scholarship Committee using the criteria we (NHS-1963) have defined. The selection criteria for the NHS-1963 scholarship is as follows:
“The NHS Class of 1963 Scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a demonstrated financial need who has been accepted at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university (not an on-line college). Applicants must have maintained a 2.5 GPA or higher while attending NHS South. Preference will be given to applicants coming from social and/or academically challenged backgrounds, and who have been involved in extracurricular activities or provided community service while at NHS South; and who may not easily qualify for other awards. Applicants must submit a short, 1 page paper describing their planned course of study at college, and their long-term career goals following graduation from college.”
As you can see, our selection criteria de-emphasizes (but does not ignore) academic achievement. Instead, we stress the importance of overcoming social and/or family challenges; and we also emphasize the importance of extracurricular involvement and community service while students at NHS South
PLEASE DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF OUR VISION
Thanks to the NHS-1963 Alumni Endowment Fund with the support of ongoing classmate donations, our goal remains to award NHS Class of 1963 scholarships to two deserving seniors from NHS South each and every year in perpetuity .........forever and ever...... amen.
No NHS Class has ever done this before.