Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PTA Federation Essay Contest

Calling all Parents/Guardians/Caregivers of Seniors + SENIORS

It’s time to helicopter and swoop in on the scholarships.

This is a scholarship WE ARE URGING ALL SENIORS to take part in!! Your child could win $2000 for writing a 500 word essay on KINDNESS and how an act of kindness has made a difference in your life. EASY PEASY!

This scholarship is NOT need-based! ANYONE is eligible! The most important thing for you to know about this scholarship: A $2000 scholarship award is given to one graduate of EACH STATEN ISLAND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL. That means that one student at McKee is guaranteed to win the $2000. BUT – if they don’t receive at least 3 applications from McKee, no one wins! COME AND GET THIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FROM MS. MILLER. Read the specifics below.

·        Staten Island Federation of Parent Teacher Associations $2000 Scholarship Award Essay Contest

·        A $2000 scholarship award is given to one graduate of EACH STATEN ISLAND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL and one District 31 Special Education student. Any student in the January, June or August 2014 graduating class may apply. The scholarship award application can be obtained by your College Advisor/Guidance Counselor. It can also be accessed on the Federation website at www.sifpta.org.

The criteria is:
  • Written essay based on this years essay question
  • Completed student information sheet
  • Essay recipient must be present to accept the award on June 2nd at the Scholarship Luncheon held at the Hilton Garden Inn
The essay, which is to be written by the student, is to be no more than 500 words (2 pages) and typed in a 14 point plain font with double spacing. Be advised that the student's name MUST NOT appear ANYWHERE on the essay.
"Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossom,
Kind deeds are the fruits."
-19th century rhyme used in primary schools

Sometimes a simple act of kindness can change one's life. Tell how an act of kindness you offered, or that was offered to you has made an important difference in your life.

Return the completed Student Info Sheet and Essay to M
s. Miller by MARCH 7TH.

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