HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2010 – High Point University will honor the hard work of local students by awarding two First Generation Scholarships to Guilford County School students from High Point, N.C.
The full-tuition scholarships will include books and other related expenses during the academic year, and will be renewable for an additional three years provided that all academic renewal requirements are met and a clear social record is maintained. Summer terms are also included in the program.
For students to qualify for the scholarships, they must be the first generation in their family to pursue a college degree, must be a high school graduate from one of the Guilford County Schools, and live within the city limits of High Point.
To apply for the scholarships, students are required to submit an essay of 500 words or less describing the impact of being the first person from his/her immediate family to attend college along with their academic accomplishments during their high school experience. They must also have a minimum of a 3.00 grade point average, a written recommendation from a high school teacher or administrator, community service experience, and demonstrate strong academic and leadership potential, among other criteria.
The deadline for the application is Jan. 15. Students must submit the scholarship application materials as well as official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a Guidance Counselor Report Form, and the online application for admissions to High Point University, which can be found at www.highpoint.edu/undergraduate.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
Vice President for Administration