Friends of Penn Treaty School and the FNA are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Penn Treaty Neighborhood Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an exceptional high school senior graduating from Penn Treaty School, and supports their post-high-school education with an award of up to $5,000. Penn Treaty School is a public middle and high school located in Fishtown, and all three public elementary schools with catchments within or overlapping FNA's boundaries (Adaire, Hackett, and Moffet) send students to Penn Treaty.
Criteria. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
Be a high school senior graduating from Penn Treaty School in 2021
GPA of 3.0 or higher, with possible exception for higher grades in junior and senior year, if accompanied by letter of recommendation
Accepted to an accredited post-secondary education institution (4-year, 2-year, community college, trade school, or other accredited training/apprenticeship programs), and decided upon that institution by Penn Treaty’s “Signing Day”
Application. A complete application consists of:
Copy of high school transcript, including overall GPA
A resume and/or brief list of extracurricular activities, including community service
Confirmation from school that student qualifies under income limits, or other proof of family income
An application essay of not more than two pages on the student’s past (where they came from), present (who they see themselves as), and future (where they are headed).
If overall GPA < 3.0, letter of recommendation from a teacher, school staff, or other mentor
Award. Up to $5,000, to be awarded to a single student, raised by Friends of Penn Treaty and FNA. Funds will be disbursed from FNA/FoPT directly to the education institution. If a student does not complete the program, the remainder of scholarship will be forfeited.
Selection. Penn Treaty school representatives will collect applications, and ensure each student meets the criteria and has submitted a complete application. A committee including members from both the FNA board and FoPT (without conflicts of interest) will select the winner by evaluating each application for merit and need.
Applications due April 28, 2021
Winner announced on Penn Treaty's Signing Day, May 14, 2021
Winner will be honored at FNA's June general membership meeting, June 10, 2021
If a graduation ceremony is held, an FNA representation will attend to ceremonially present award
This scholarship is a pilot initiative in partnership with the Friends of Penn Treaty School that we hope to expand in future years to support even more students in our community.