Robinson PTSO awards scholarships for graduating seniors who will pursue post-secondary education including vocational, two-year and four-year programs.

 

There are three scholarships available for Robinson seniors: the Friends of Robinson, Delta and the Pamela Hickenbotham Memorial Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued between $500 to $1000. This year, more than one scholarship per category may be awarded!

 

Seniors may apply, or submit a nomination for any of the scholarships they feel they are best qualified to receive. See details below: 

 

Friends of Robinson

This scholarship is to celebrate Robinson's dedication to being kind and it honors the school's Dude Be Nice Campaign. This scholarship is for the student who exemplifies compassion and kindness towards others in their school community, and whose acts of kindness have made a positive impact on the Robinson community. Students must be nominated by their peers or teachers/staff from Robinson or may self-nominate.

 

To be nominated for this scholarship, the student must meet the following qualifying criteria: 

  • A senior enrolled at Robinson and in good standing

  • Receive passing grades in all classes

  • Nomination from members of the Robinson community, including students, faculty or staff - or self-nomination
  • Receive letters of support from at least two Robinson community members who can describe the student’s acts of kindness and compassion and the impact it has made on others in the Robinson community.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational, 2-year or 4-year degree granting institution

Use this ONLINE APP/NOMINATION FORM. to apply or to nominate a student for this scholarship! IMPORTANT: You will need to use a non-FCPS email address to log in and complete the application. Deadline for nominations or applications is March 31, 2020.
 
   

Pam Hickenbotham Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated in honor of Mrs. Hickenbotham, who was kind, compassionate and caring to all those she encountered no matter what challenges or hardships she was facing. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has overcome an emotional difficulty and who continues to inspire others with his/her shared courage and compassion.

 

To apply for this scholarship, the student must meet the following qualifying criteria: 

  • A senior enrolled at Robinson and in good standing

  • Receive passing grades in all classes

  • Two letters of support from people who are familiar with you and who can share how you continue to inspire others with your courage and compassion
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational, 2-year or 4-year degree granting institution

Complete this ONLINE APPLICATION. IMPORTANT: You will need to use a non-FCPS email address to log in and complete the application. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2020.

 

 

The delta SCHOLARSHIP

This Delta Scholarship for Social and Academic Achievement for Students with IEPs - will be awarded to a student who has had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and who has overcome obstacles on the road to either academic or social success. To qualify, the student must have had an IEP in place for at least 2 of their high school academic years. 

 

To apply for this scholarship, the student must meet the following qualifying criteria: 

  • A senior enrolled at Robinson and in good standing

  • Receive passing grades in all classes

  • Have had an IEP in place for 2 of the 4 years of high school
  • Complete the online application and nomination form
  • Receive one letter of support from a parent or faculty who is familiar with you and who can share how you have been able to achieve academic or social success
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational, 2-year or 4-year degree granting institution

Complete this ONLINE APP/NOMINATION FORM. IMPORTANT: You will need to use a non-FCPS email address to log in and complete the application. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2020.

 

 

The Jean Genovese Memorial Scholarship for Academic Improvement

Jean Genovese was a deeply dedicated and highly respected member of the Robinson community of volunteers.  As President of the Academic Boosters and avid volunteer in sports and other school activities, Jean has left an indelible mark at James W. Robinson Secondary School.  The impact of Jean’s efforts is evidenced by the dedication of the sound system on the baseball field to her memory and the establishment of this scholarship recognizing students who have demonstrated significant academic improvement over their high school career.

 

Guidelines for Scholarship Application 

  1. The applicant must have completed at least two full years at Robinson.
  2. The applicant must have been accepted to an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  3. The applicant must have demonstrated significant academic improvement, as verified on his/her transcript.
  4. The applicant must demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community volunteer activities. At a minimum, the applicant must have actively participated in at least one school-sponsored extra-curricular activity during each year at Robinson High School.

 

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following in an envelope to the Career Center by March 31, 2020 or by email: scholarships@robinsonptso.org 

  • The attached application OR a resume or similar document including name; address; years at Robinson; names of college(s) to which you have been accepted; and a list of your school-sponsored and outside activities including years of participation and leadership positions held.
  • Your transcript and 7th semester grade report, signed by your counselor. 
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • An essay (500-word limit) describing the mark you believe you have left on the Robinson community.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

 Evaluation Criteria

 

Applications will be evaluated on a combination of (1) applicant's grades and coursework; (2) participation and leadership in school-sponsored extra-curricular activities, (3) application essay; (4) teacher or counselor recommendation; and (5) participation and leadership in other volunteer activities.

 

The Jean Genovese Memorial Scholarship for Academic Improvement Application  

  1. Name 
  2. Address 
  3. Years at Robinson:  (From/To)
  4. Please list the names of the colleges/universities to which you have been accepted
  5. Please list the names of the school-sponsored clubs or organizations in which you have participated.  Please include the years of membership and any leadership position(s) you held. 
  6. Please list any community volunteer activities in which you have participated, duration of participation and any leadership position you held. 

 

The Jean Genovese Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence 

Jean Genovese was a deeply dedicated and highly respected member of the Robinson community of volunteers.  As President of the Academic Boosters and avid volunteer in sports and other school activities, Jean has left an indelible mark at James W. Robinson Secondary School.  The impact of Jean’s efforts is evidenced by the dedication of the sound system on the baseball field to her memory and the establishment of this scholarship recognizing students who have demonstrated academic excellence over their high school career.

 

Guidelines for Scholarship Application

  1. The applicant must have completed at least two full years at Robinson.
  2. The applicant must have been accepted to an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  3. The applicant must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better by the end of the first semester of senior year.
  4. The applicant must demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community volunteer activities. At a minimum, the applicant must have actively participated in at least one school-sponsored extra-curricular activity during each year at Robinson High School.

 

To Apply: Applicants must submit the following in an envelope to the Career Center by March 31, 2020 or by email: scholarships@robinsonptso.org

  • The attached application OR a resume or similar document including name; address; years at Robinson; names of college(s) to which you have been accepted; and a list of your school-sponsored and outside activities including years of participation and leadership positions held.
  • Your transcript and 7th semester grade report, signed by your counselor. 
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • An essay (500-word limit) describing the mark you believe you have left on the Robinson community.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

 Evaluation Criteria

 

Applications will be evaluated on a combination of (1) applicant's grades and coursework; (2) participation and leadership in school-sponsored extra-curricular activities, (3) application essay; (4) teacher or counselor recommendation; and (5) participation and leadership in other volunteer activities.

 

The Jean Genovese Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence Application  

  1. Name 
  2. Address 
  3. Years at Robinson:  (From/To)
  4. Please list the names of the colleges/universities to which you have been accepted:
  5. Please list the names of the school-sponsored clubs or organizations in which you have participated.  Please include the years of membership and any leadership position(s) you held.
  6. Please list any community volunteer activities in which you have participated, duration of participation and any leadership position you held.  

Scholarship Awardees will be celebrated at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony,

June 2, 2020

 

For additional information, please email: scholarships@robinsonptso.org

 


MORE Scholarship Search Platforms

Try Naviance!

This web tool has specially curated scholarships for Robinson students. 

 

To find the scholarship applications on Naviance Student: 

>Sign onto Blackboard 24/7

>Go to Naviance Student

>Colleges Link at top of page

> Scholarships and Money

> Select Scholarship List

>For more information on a scholarship, click on the name of the scholarship to find a link to application or a PDF of the application.

 

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