Wayne M. Burton Presidential Scholars Program
Wayne M. Burton Presidential Scholars Program recognizes high school students who have risen to the top academic ranks and who provide leadership in their schools and communities. The program provides financial support, academic and personal mentoring, as well as opportunities to serve as ambassadors of the college. The program involves regular mandatory meetings, involvement in a student organization and participation in a leadership development series.
Application to NSCC's Presidential Scholars Program is open to all graduating high school seniors and current Presidential Scholars.
The scholarship is $1,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year, with $500 being disbursed in the fall and spring semesters.
Application Guidelines: Graduating Seniors
You must have applied, been accepted to North Shore Community College, and plan to register for a minimum of 9 credit hours to be eligible to receive a NSCC Presidential Scholarship. There is no cost to apply.
1. Complete the scholarship application by Friday, June 23.
2. Take the placement tests at NSCC's Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing.
3. Provide current high school transcript indicating a GPA of 2.8 or above.
4. Provide two letters of recommendation. (for example, a teacher, guidance counselor, or a member of the community that knows you well.)
5. Write a personal essay that tells us about yourself and your goals. This should be a well-written statement outlining your career and educational objectives, as well as your commitment to community and extracurricular activities. Minimum of 200 words.
*Application Guidelines: Returning Presidential Scholars Only
You must be registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours to be eligible to receive a NSCC Presidential Scholarship. There is no cost to apply.
1. Complete the scholarship application by Friday, June 2.
2. Have maintained a level of involvement on campus through clubs/organizations.
3. Have a GPA of 2.8 or above.
4. Provide two letters of recommendation from NSCC faculty or staff.
5. Write a personal essay that tells us about how you have grown as a student at NSCC in your first year and what you hope to achieve in the next year. This should be a well-written statement outlining your experiences at NSCC, what you have learned about yourself and how you will continue to develop as a student leader on campus. Minimum of 200 words.
Students who are accepted into the Presidential Scholar Program will need to commit to the following each semester:
1. Meet with an assigned mentor at least once per month
2. Attend 3 leadership events
3. Complete 5 hours of community service/service-learning activities
4. Attend the Presidential Scholar Retreat in the Fall
5. Assist with commencement in May
6. Assist with New Student Orientation*
*Returning Scholars will assist during the Fall Semester. New Scholars will assist during the Spring Semester.
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