February 16, 2012

Schodack Democrats Scholarship

Schodack Democrats
Contact: Linda Underwood 732-4050
News release - for immediate release - Feb. 16, 2012

Schodack Democrats Scholarship Application Now Available
The Schodack Democratic Club awards scholarships annually to high school seniors who are Schodack residents. The purpose of this non-partisan award is to encourage future student participation in and study of the United States government at the local, state and national level. 

There will be two scholarships awarded prior to graduation for college bound students, one award to a graduating senior from Columbia High School and one award to a graduating senior from Maple Hill High School. A $250 scholarship will be given towards freshman year expenses at an accredited 2 or 4 year college. The scholarship will be awarded at the high school awards ceremony. 

  • Resident of Schodack 
  • A graduating senior from either Maple Hill High School or Columbia High  School who is in good standing 
  • Has shown potential in understanding  American democracy 
  • Has successfully completed the PIG (Participation in Government) class
Application Requirements:

  • Complete Scholarship Application form, available at Guidance Counselor’s office (or download a copy at the Schodack Democrats website: www.schodackdemocrats.com) 
  • Two letters of recommendation: One letter from a social studies teacher at the student’s high school and a second letter from an adult - such as a scout or other volunteer leader, employer, clergy, etc. - who has knowledge of the student's work ethic, volunteerism or community involvement. 
  • Essay  500 – 750 words Choose one of these topics.
                    1.  What does it mean to be a good citizen in a democracy?  Use Schodack  as an example.
                    2.   How would you put into action what you have learned in school to be  a better citizen of the United States?
                    3.   What does the phrase 'All politics are local' mean to you?  Use examples.

Deadline: April 20, 2012   
Submit Application To:
                                 SchodackDemocratic Club Scholarship
                                 PO Box 145
                                 East Schodack NY  12063

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