Scholarship Application Process

Who is Eligible?


Graduating seniors who are enrolled in the Gifted & Talented Center at Wheat Ridge High School are eligible for the scholarship.


Scholarship Application Process


Please write a letter, short essay or use another creative method to share the following information about yourself and your future plans with the scholarship application reviewers.


A prompt you may choose to use might be: "How has your time in the GT Center helped you develop these skills? Please share examples".  Please let us know many years have you been in the GT Center program at WRHS.


The reviewers will be looking for evidence of growth in the areas identified in the rubric below:


Rubric of Application Components


Component

3

2

1

0

Self- recommendation/ letter

(required component)

  • Self-Knowledge:

    o    Self-advocacy

    o    Autonomy

    o    Creative problem solving

  • Compelling story or stated need
  • Evidence of future plan

    o   University

    o   Community College

    o   Trade school

    o   Employment



Some key components evident in letter but little detail added:

  • Self-Knowledge
  • Compelling Story/ Need
  • Future Plan

 

 

Few key components evident in letter with no detail added.

No self-recommendation or letter

Educator recommendation/ letter

(optional)

  • Educator strongly advocates for the learner
  • Provides evidence of personal growth or connection with learner that supports resilience, autonomy or creative problem solving

  • Educator moderately advocates for the learner
  • Provides evidence of growth or connection with learner

  • Educator does not advocate for learner in a convincing or compelling manner

No Educator recommendation or letter

Adult recommendation/ letter

(optional)

  • Adult strongly advocates for the learner
  • Provides evidence of personal growth or connection with learner that supports resilience, autonomy or creative problem solving

  • Adult moderately advocates for the learner
  • Provides evidence of growth or connection with learner

  • Adult does not advocate for learner in a convincing or compelling manner

No Adult recommendation or letter

Evidence of Resilience

(required component)

Abundant evidence of resilience in letters or application

Some evidence of resilience in letters or application

Little evidence of resilience in letters or application

No evidence of resilience in letters or application



Applications for the 2018 scholarships are now closed. Please email to PatrickStrautFoundation@gmail.com or arrange to deliver to Terri Taylor Straut by that date. We don't want you to stress about this application, please just help us get to know you and how the Center has helped you be more successful in high school and more ready for your next steps in life.


Don't hesitate to email if you have questions.