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The STORY

Ever wondered just how much of a difference high school students can make on their communities? In our 2018 scholarship program, Austin, Bryan, Isaac, Lexi, and William proved it can be profound. That’s why our 2019 Design a Better Future scholarship will also be a design thinking community improvement project. We will also fund five more $10,000 tuition awards, with the top project receiving up to $5,000.

The PROCESS

  1. Read the Rules and Terms & Conditions (below)
  2. Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide.
  3. OPTIONAL: Share your work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline to increase your chance at winning. Submit your working strategy plan early (from the Navigate Ideas phase of design thinking), with any other work for which you would like feedback. Work must be submitted by March 23, 2019 for feedback. Depending on volume, we will get back to you within 2 weeks.
  4. Submit your design thinking project work by April 28, 2019 11:59 MST (see FAQ’s & Details page for link and details on submission requirements).
  5. We select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2019 to maximize impact. We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability.
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The RULES

  • You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education.
  • All United States students are eligible.

Read full terms & conditions here:

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this website (http://honorsgradu.com/). Employees of Honors Graduation and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadlines in order to qualify for the scholarship program. Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline. There are no citizenship requirements.

Privacy:

By submitting your work, you agree that we may display the project on our websites, including, but not limited to photos, links, videos, etc. This will likely only be done for winning candidates, and will only include the applicant’s name, school, and the project itself. No other personal contact information we collect will be used without explicit permission obtained beforehand via email.

Choosing a Winner:

Submissions will be evaluated by our judges only after all submissions have been received by the various deadlines. After carefully reviewing the available information on our site, applicants may also email scholarship chair, Mary, (scholarship{at}honorsgraduation{dot}com) with further questions.

Disbursement:

The top 5 selected entrants will, upon verification of eligibility criteria as described above, receive their one-time scholarship disbursement of $10,000 in the form of a check from Honors Graduation to the approved school or university, listing the student as the beneficiary, depending on the individual school outside scholarship policies. Awardees will be contacted by May 18, 2019 and funds will be distributed after that date. Should the $10,000 amount exceed the tuition balance for the first semester, we will instruct the college to apply surplus scholarship funds toward subsequent semesters. It is the recipient’s exclusive responsibility to ensure that funds are received by the school or university and should notify us if that does not happen within 30 days of the date the check is issued.

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