Pound PTO Scholarship

The Pound PTO Scholarship to be awarded again this spring.  Please note that any student who attended Pound for all three years of middle school and will graduate from any LPS high school is eligible.  This is NOT a needs based scholarship so financial information is not only not needed, but is not wanted when applying. The scholarship committee does NOT want any parent financial statements. The application process is very simple and only requires writing an essay and submitting it to the PTO Scholarship Chairperson, Carmen Skare, by the designated deadline (April 14th).  The topic of the essay is explained on the application form.  Money is paid directly to the designated college of the student winner in their name/account.
Information is below:

Pound Middle School Essay Scholarships
2017

“How has an event or person at Pound Middle School prepared you for high school, and advanced
education,
by making a difference in your life?”

Award: Two $250 scholarships will be granted for the winning essays. The scholarships will be paid
directly to the post-secondary institution requested by winning recipient.

Requirements:
1. Eligible applicants include college-bound seniors who attended Pound Middle School for three
years, and are graduating from a Lincoln Public Schools high school.
2. The minimum 300-word essay should be typed, double-spaced, in a 12-point font (Times, Courier,
Calibri, etc.), saved as a PDF file, for submission via email, or postmarked, no later than Friday,
April 14, 2017.
3. Spelling and grammar are important.
4. Essay should include personal experience and application responding to the question
– “How has an event or person at Pound Middle School prepared you for high school, and advanced
education, by making a difference in your life?”

Judging: Criteria for judgment will include personal experience and application, as well as quality
of writing. A panel including current Pound students, staff, and PTO parents will anonymously
review submissions and select recipients.

Submissions: Hard copy submissions may be mailed to Pound Scholarship Application c/o Pound Middle
School, 4740 South 45th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516 or emailed to Carmen Skare, PTO Vice President,
at cskarePoundPTO@gmail.com. Please include “Pound Scholarship” in the subject line. Again,
submissions are due via e-mail, or postmarked by Friday, April 14, 2017.