The Green And Gold Scholarship is a prestigious program designed to provide financial assistance to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievements and a commitment to community service. Established with the goal of fostering academic excellence, this scholarship has become a symbol of opportunity for many.
Green And Gold Scholarship
The Green and Gold scholarship was established to provide financial support to assist students at High School pursue post-secondary education opportunities. These scholarships enable High School graduates to enhance their development and growth in five key areas.
Each Green and Gold scholarship recipient is nominated by his or her high school principal as the school’s best senior. The selection criteria are a locally determined mix of grade point average, rigor of the student’s coursework and standardized test scores. Beginning this year, principals will be asked to nominate the top-rated junior in the class, based on academic achievement in grades nine through 11.
The Green and Gold scholarships not only honor the accomplishments of the state’s brightest young minds, but also help grow a peer group of excellence for students who want to attend their state university.
1. The high school principal (or their designee) from each eligible High School will nominate the most academically talented student at the end of the junior year.
2. To receive the Green and Gold Scholars Award, selected students must be a competitive applicant, meet or exceed minimum entrance requirements to the university and for the selected program, apply for admission by January 15 of the senior year, and must choose to attend the host State’s university by May 1 of the semester prior to enrollment.
3. Nominees must be residents of the state as defined by residency regulations.
4. Green and Gold nominees must graduate from the nominating high school.
5. Residents attending an out-of-state high school are not eligible for the Green and Gold Scholarship unless the high school is considered to be an eligible out-of-state high school. They may however be eligible for other scholarships designated for the state’s residents.
6. Eligible out-of-state high schools are those that have formal agreements that require students from the host communities to attend a particular out-of-state high school. This often includes, but is not limited to, bussing, budgetary and/or formal enrollment agreements. The top student nominated by an eligible out-of-state school must be in the top 10% of their class.
7. Green and Gold nominees who are eligible for tuition remission at the University will receive a $2,000 annual Green and Gold Scholarship.
The University Admissions Office will email a nomination packet to the principal of each public high school, selected independent high schools and eligible border high schools. The school Counseling Office will be copied on all nomination correspondence.
1. The principal or their designee must return the official Green and Gold nomination form, a transcript of the nominees full year junior grades, and a list of the nominees senior year classes to university no later than the last week of June.
2. Nominee selection is based solely on academic achievement. Each high school may establish criteria to determine academic achievement. The university asks only that the school identify the most academically talented student in the class and that standardized test scores not serve as the sole determination of excellence. In the event of a tie, schools may take into account the course of study pursued; strong performance in college-level courses; involvement in extracurricular activities; commitment to community service; and school leadership roles.
3. The scholarship nomination is not intended for the strongest student likely to attend state university, but the most academically talented student enrolled at the high school.
4. In the event that the most academically talented student at a the high school is not a resident of the state, the school may nominate the most academically talented resident within the school, provided the student is in the top 10% of their class.
5. The University may choose not to accept a high school’s nomination if the student has not pursued a rigorous high school schedule of courses, or is not competitive.
6. The university will notify recipients of the Green and Gold Scholars Award in late August / early September.
7. Once students have been notified of the award, high schools may not submit another nomination for the award, regardless of the circumstances.
8. Recipients must apply for admission and must choose to attend the state university by the semester prior to enrollment.
9. Once the student is admitted to the University, they will be automatically awarded the Green and Gold Scholarship and an invitation to the university’s Honors College. An offer letter will be sent to the student describing the scholarship terms and the various benefits available through the scholarship program. A student awarded the Green and Gold Scholarship is under no obligation to accept the scholarship, the invitation to the Honors College, or to attend the university.
1o. In the event that a Green & Gold nominee chooses not to attend the University, the high school may not nominate a second student.
In conclusion, the Green And Gold Scholarship stands as a beacon of opportunity, empowering students to pursue higher education and contribute meaningfully to their communities. By understanding the scholarship’s nuances, learning from success stories, and dispelling misconceptions, prospective applicants can navigate the application process with confidence. The scholarship not only transforms individual lives but also contributes to a brighter, more educated future for all.
FAQs About the Green And Gold Scholarship
Q1: Who is eligible for the Green And Gold Scholarship?
Eligibility is based on academic merit, community service, and financial need. Specific criteria may vary, so it’s crucial to review the scholarship guidelines.
Q2: What documents are required for the application?
Commonly required documents include academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and proof of community service.
Q3: How can I improve my chances of receiving the scholarship?
Focus on presenting a well-rounded application, emphasizing both academic achievements and a commitment to community service. Craft a compelling personal statement that showcases your unique qualities.
Q4: Is the Green And Gold Scholarship renewable each year?
Scholarship renewal policies vary. Some may be renewable based on academic performance and continued community involvement, while others may require a reapplication each year.
Q5: Can international students apply for the Green And Gold Scholarship?
Eligibility criteria often specify whether the scholarship is open to international students. Review the guidelines to determine if international applicants are eligible.