Scholarship Information 2022
Click here to join the RHS Scholarships 2022 Google Classroom!
Turn in the applications to Google Classroom before the deadline of Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Read the requirements for each scholarship and apply only for those scholarships for which you are eligible. If the requirements of the scholarship state "RHS student," only current students at RHS may apply. There is no limit to the number of scholarships you may apply for. Submit all applications on the correct form or to the correct Google Classroom post. If a donor requires a special form, do not substitute it with the general one; use the one that is provided. Special forms are linked in the scholarship descriptions.
The Application Packet for each scholarship should contain:
1. A signed, completed application form with the name and number of the scholarship at the top of the page. A digital version of the application form is available here.
2. A brief Qualifying Statement written specifically for each scholarship (1 paragraph unless otherwise stated); this should explain why you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
3. A Personal Goal Statement (at least one page, typed); try to give a sense of your background as well as your future plans.
4. One letter of recommendation from someone unrelated to you.
5. A photocopy of your transcript (you can talk to your guidance counselor about getting this)
6. Financial information (only if needed per scholarship requirements); provide a Financial Need Statement (one paragraph, typed) that describes/explains any financial needs or hardships for you and your family.
Forms must be signed electronically by you and your guardian. You may sign electronically by typing your full name. You may also upload scanned copies of signed documents. Club and activity advisors and coaches must sign off on all activities listed.
Any misrepresentation of individual accomplishments will be grounds for removal from any further scholarship consideration. If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please email Ms. Martens (email@example.com) or Mrs. Dearborn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Best of luck! WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TOGETHER BY ADDING THEM AS ATTACHMENTS TO THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT. SEE BELOW FOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.
Application Submission Guidelines
SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION PACKET FOR EACH SCHOLARSHIP
Fill out the electronic application form for each scholarship you are applying for using Google Docs. Fill out the entire form and then make copies of the document, then fill in the name and number of each scholarship you wish to apply for.For non-RHS students, submit your scholarship packets to email@example.com.
ma.us in lieu of google classroom.
Please add the scholarship name to the subject line.
Scholarship Application Do’s and Don’ts
- Tailor your essay to the particular scholarship. Research each scholarship and understand the values and key ideas so you can connect to them in your essays.
- Carefully read the instructions. You don't want your application to be turned down if you did not fill it out correctly.
- Check your social media accounts and make sure you do not have any inappropriate content or pictures posted. They will google you!
- Apply for scholarships in different categories.
- Have your essays proofread by multiple people.
- Tell the truth!
- Stay organized and apply early
- Be prepared with a solid essay and answers for common interview questions
- Send the same exact essay to every scholarship you apply for. It shows that you don’t understand the purpose of the scholarship.
- Forget your first and last name.
- Forget to include all requested documents.
- Keep content connected to you that might make you look unprofessional.
- Don’t limit yourself to one type of scholarship. Balance it out, applying for any merit, athletic, and artistic scholarships you qualify for.
- Hand in an essay that isn’t proofread at all.
- Procrastinate and miss deadlines
- Avoid scholarships because they require an essay or an interview