How local scholarship awards are selected...
The Southern Regional High School District Scholarship Program has helped many of
our former graduates to continue their education at some of the best colleges and
universities in the country. The selections of the awards are made in several ways:
some by the donor organizations based on their own criteria submitted by the donor.
The goal of the scholarship program is to recognize as many students as possible
within the criteria. Graduating classes have been presented with awards over $528,530.
The awards are presented by donor organizations from the community.
SOUTHERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Scholarship Program began with the Class of 1985 receiving over $58,000.00 in
local scholarships that were awarded to members of the class who were continuing
their education at various colleges, universities and trade schools. Since this
initial effort, the program has grown to proportions not even we could have imagined.
We currently have over 334 sponsors.
The past few graduating classes were each presented with over $567,058.00 in local
grants. The awards throughout the years have enabled Southern Regional students
to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country
while also providing help to students whose desire it is to attend local colleges,
technical and trade schools. This program touches all students of the district and
is invaluable in their pursuit of higher education.
This program is a model for high schools throughout the country because it is the
community support that makes this a huge success. Rarely do you see a community
that puts forth the effort that ours does in support of their students. They work
tirelessly to raise funds for our students to provide opportunities that may not
be otherwise available. It is through this community support that the Southern Regional
Scholarship Program continues to flourish and grow.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Scholarship donors come to us in many ways. Anyone who wishes to become a donor
is welcome and no amount is too small. In early January of each year, scholarship
sponsors are asked to complete an information form that outlines the specific criteria
for the award and also the amount, if that is known at the time. All donors have
the option of making the selection of their recipient or turning that task over
to the district scholarship committee. The local scholarship committee is a group
of counselors, administrators and teachers who meet to decide awards based on the
criteria developed by the donor. If the donor wishes to make the selection, we will
provide any information that will help in their selection.
All seniors in the graduating class are eligible to receive an award if they have
filled out the district scholarship application, which is distributed to them in
January. Their information is collated by our scholarship office and made available
to donors as needed. It is the goal of our scholarship office and committee to work
with the donors and provide any assistance necessary in order to make this a great
experience. Any interested party is urged to contact Cheryl Barrett at 609-597-9481,
ext. 4412 if they need more information on this wonderful program.