Scholarship Saturday: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

By Megan Kenslea Staff

GE-Reagan foundationTwenty students have the chance to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program this year. Established to honor “the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President,” college-bound students with strong leadership may be eligible to win. The scholarship is renewable, and students may receive up to $40,000 over four years.

Who is Eligible?

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community;
  • Be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization;
  • Be recommended by an authority figure, such as a student activity advisor, community service coordinator, coach, employer, teacher, counselor or religious leader;
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent);
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Graduate from high school in Winter 2011 or Spring 2012; and
  • Use scholarship funds for student tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2012.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted from now until Feb. 17, 2012 and should be submitted online.