The Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship

When looking for a high paying scholarship, the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship is one that should be kept in mind. This scholarship awards its recipient with $4,500 if they choose to go to school that is in state or $7,200 if they choose to attend an out of state school. 35 recipients will receive the scholarship this year (although, in past years, up to 40 students have received the award). The deadline for application for the award is December 15, 2010. In order to be eligible for the award, a 3.75 GPA and either a 1400 on the SAT or a 31 on the ACT is required. A high ACT and SAT can be attained through studying for the tests. A high enough GPA to meet the requirements may be more difficult to attain if, in previous years, grades had been lower.

The scholarship is awarded only to students who have had much academic success, as well as many leadership roles and accomplishments. The best way to gain leadership is to participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. It is not just about being a part of the group, but also having an outstanding role. Being the president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer of a group shows leadership. Certain clubs and activities may be viewed better in terms of leadership. Participating in an organization such as student government and having a leadership role in the organization will look very good on an application for this award. In order to be eligible for the award, application for the Foundation Fellowship is required.

The recipients of the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship are actually Foundation Fellowship finalists. In order to receive the award, the student must attend the Foundation Fellowship Interview Weekend. The award will not be given to students who do not apply for the Foundation Fellowship or attend the interview weekend. If interested in the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship, there are many things to keep in mind. In order to be eligible, it is important to apply for the Foundation Fellowship and attend the interview weekend if accepted. A high GPA—3.75 –is required. Studying for the SAT or ACT is important in order to receive a high enough score to be eligible for the award. The award of $4,500 will only be given to 35 students. Finally, deadline for the award is December 15.

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