George Washington University Online High School will award one scholarship for tuition-free full time enrollment for the 2017–2018 school year to a new or returning student entering the 9th grade who demonstrates both high academic potential and family financial need. Students wishing to be considered for one of the scholarships must complete the application process and submit all requested materials no later than July 31, 2017.
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Students who are awarded a scholarship will also receive:
- All services and support available to full-time students, including academic advising, engagement monitoring, college counseling, and instructional support from certified teachers
- An assigned mentor who will meet regularly with the student and provide additional support, encouragement, and connections with other resources as necessary
- A laptop computer to use for the duration of the student's enrollment at the school, a monthly internet reimbursement if needed, and all online and hands-on learning materials available to full-time students
Who Can Apply?
Students who are entering the 9th grade with a grade point average of 3.0 (letter grade B) and meet the scholarship's economic needs guidelines.
The scholarship will be awarded based on merit (components: student essays, letters of recommendation, a student introduction, and Parent Information Form) and financial need.
- The scholarship committee will rate all required components on applications.
- Before final selection, candidates will be interviewed by phone or Skype.
- Scholarship recipients can expect to be notified in August of 2017. Students receiving a scholarship and their parent/guardian must complete a form agreeing to the terms of the scholarship program.
- After final scholarship acceptances are completed and agreement forms signed, applicants who were not selected will receive e-mail notifications.
Our goal is to renew scholarships for all four years of high school for the awarded students. Annual scholarship renewal will depend on the student's engagement and academic progress, and will be determined each May. To be eligible for renewal, students must meet the following criteria:
- Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
- Maintain course pacing requirements, completing courses on time without extensions
- Meet attendance requirements as identified in the student handbook
- Participate in all mentoring meetings and activities unless excused by the mentor
For questions about the scholarship renewal process, e-mail scholarshipcommittee@K12.com.