The Pamplin Leader award seeks students who demonstrate superior intellectual promise and academic performance, dedication to their communities, interest, and success in physical fitness and health, and unimpeachable integrity. Students who accept this award must also agree to join the Honors College and work toward an Honors Laureate Diploma.
Essay: In 500 words or less, describe your understanding of effective leadership, including some qualities of effective leadership and how you measure the success of an effective leader. Additionally, describe the qualities of one effective leader you know, including how they exemplify these qualities. As you develop your own leadership roles, how do you plan to apply these qualities?
Due to Counseling Office By Monday, January 6, 2020
The York/Poquoson Master Gardeners are proud to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to York County and City of Poquoson residents that are incoming freshmen accepted to a recognized accredited Community College, College or University. The Scholarship is available to any York County or Poquoson public, private or homeschooled graduating senior of 2020. The student’s field of study must be in horticulture, botany or a related field.
The scholarship was made possible through funds raised by the York/Poquoson Master Gardeners’ annual plant sales. Due to the success of those sales, we feel fortunate to be able to use a portion of those funds to provide financial assistance to a qualified and deserving student. If funding permits, the scholarship will be offered on an annual basis.
To be eligible for the York/Poquoson Master Gardeners 2020 Scholarship, applicants are required to first review the scholarship’s companion Terms and Conditions document available on the website. When they apply for the scholarship, they will be asked to acknowledge that they have read and agree to the Scholarship’s Terms and Conditions.
Applications are also available at the York/Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension Office or on the VCE website https://york.ext.vt.edu/ . Completed applications are due back to the Extension Office by close of business on April 10, 2020. Scholarship applications will not be considered after this date. The York/Poquoson Master Gardener’s Scholarship Committee will review the applications and if a qualified applicant is selected, they and their school will be notified by May 8.
Scholarship package must be postmarked 3/31/20.
2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
I. A 2020 J.O.U.A.M. Scholarship application form.
II. An essay on one of the two subjects listed below. The essay is to be not less than five hundred words or no more than seven hundred words.
SUBJECTS: How important do you feel patriotism is to our country and why? In your opinion, who was the greatest American patriot and why? A certification on the application that the essay is your original work must accompany the essay.
III. A letter of recommendation from a school administrator, public official, clergyman or coach, attesting to the good character of the student.
IV. A resume from the student to include the following:
A. Honors received while in high school.
B. Club/organization memberships while in high school.
C. Community clubs, organizations or activities in which the student has been involved.
All scholarship applications will be reviewed and applicants asked to appear before a scholarship committee at the J.O.U.A.M. Lodge to be interviewed at a date to be determined. The winners will be notified no later than May 30, 2020.