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2021 Scholarships2021-03-17T18:43:42-07:00

WHAA Graduating Senior Scholarships

Each year, the West High Alumni Association aims to help graduating West High seniors pursue their higher education goals.

The number of scholarships awarded each year varies but are awarded to deserving West High seniors committed to pursuing a college education and demonstrate financial need.

The application period for the Class of 2021 is now open. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, March  22, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact WHAA Scholarships Chair James Lunn at scholarships@westalumni.org.

Minimum Eligibility, and Requirements

Applicant must:

  • Be an incoming college freshman for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a college education
  • Not be a current recipient of a scholarship award(s) totaling $4,000
  • Academic performance, other scholarships, community service and, other factors may also be considered in the selection process
  • Agree to join the WHAA Mentorship Program
  • Agree to provide follow-up information, such as grades or credit hours, regarding the recipient’s college experience to WHAA (for informational purposes only) Application Requirements
  • Complete the online scholarship application by March 22, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Answer the following short answer questions:
    • Please explain your need for financial assistance (250 words)
    • Tell us about your family. (250 words)
    • What are your academic and career goals? Have you decided on a major? If yes, provide details. (250 words)
    • Do you plan to become involved in extracurricular activities in college? If yes, provide details. (250 words)
    • Is there anything else we should know about you? (500 words)

Applicant must:

  • Be an incoming college freshman for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a college education
  • Not be a current recipient of a scholarship award(s) totaling greater than $4,000
  • Academic performance, other scholarships, community service and, other factors may also be considered in the selection process
  • Agree to join the WHAA Mentorship Program
  • Agree to provide follow-up information, such as grades or credit hours, regarding the recipient’s college experience to WHAA (for informational purposes only)
  • Complete the online scholarship application by Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Answer the following short answer questions:
    • Please explain your need for financial assistance (250 words maximum)
    • Tell us about your family. (250 words maximum)
    • What are your academic and career goals? Have you decided on a major? If yes, provide details. (250 words maximum)
    • Do you plan to become involved in extracurricular activities in college? If yes, provide details. (250 words maximum)
    • Is there anything else we should know about you? (500 words maximum)

Recipients of WHAA scholarships are required to participate in the program.

Mentors will check-in with the scholarship recipients throughout their first year of college, providing guidance, mentorship and other aid to scholarship recipients. The mentorship program will empower mentees to thrive in the college learning environment and successfully navigate the challenges they face.

Through this mentorship program, the WHAA hopes to make the transition easier and increase the college success of WHAA scholarship recipients.

Scholarship Recipient Requirements

  • Attend the WHAA Mentorship Program orientation
  • Be prepared for scheduled check-in with mentors
  • Reply to mentor’s communication efforts
  • Provide college course schedule, credit hours, and grades when requested. This is for informational purposes; your scholarship will not be revoked for grade performance.
  • Provide feedback on your college experience
  • Provide feedback on the Mentorship Program

For additional information about the WHAA Mentorship Program, please email info@westalumni.org.

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