2016 MAHPERD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CRITERIA FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
A. ELIGIBILITY
1.) Any student who is a senior and is enrolled in a Maryland high school (public or private) is eligible for this scholarship. Students must plan to enroll as a full time student in a teacher preparation program in Dance, Health, Physical Education or Recreation at a collegiate institution.
2.) The applicant shall rank in the upper one-half of the senior class.
3.) The applicant shall hold a current G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, computed on a four point system.
4.) The applicant shall show evidence of leadership qualities in the community and extracurricular participation, especially those that may have an impact on the future career in teaching.

B. APPLICATION
1.) Complete the official application form below
2.) Three letters of recommendation should accompany the completed application.
a. one letter from a member of the physical education staff of the high school
b. one letter from a school staff member outside of the department of physical education
c. one letter from a person not a member of the school staff, excluding relatives
3.) The form indicating the student’s present G.P.A. and class rank should be completed by a school official and returned with the application.
4.) An OFFICIAL high school transcript
This application form must be filled out in full and submitted by the applicant with the four supporting materials (listed below). Apply by completing the form below and email electronically to nk.donkor@gmail.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE: emailed by 11:59 p.m. May 20

C. SELECTION
1.) Completed applications will be reviewed by the MAHPERD Honors and Awards Committee.
2.) Award recipients will be notified and announced upon acceptance and enrollment in a higher education institution.
3.) Final awards will be made upon evidence of full time enrollment and paid tuition at the institution of the recipient’s choice.
4.) Recognition of the scholarship will be made at the annual MAHPERD convention awards banquet. Attendance to the banquet is strongly encouraged
5.) Every attempt will be made to make arrangements for a MAHPERD officer to present scholarship to the winner(s) at his/her school recognition ceremony.

Questions about this application form should be sent to Mrs. Nana Donkor at nk.donkor@gmail.com

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