NTHS and Scholarships
See information on Scholarships below NTHS.
National Technical Honor Society
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) follows a similar format of National Honor Society but is restricted to students who are enrolled in an approved, Career-Tech, Secondary Workforce Program.
The purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to promote service, leadership, honesty, career development, and skilled workmanship; to reward student achievement; to encourage and assist student educational and career goal setting; to promote a stronger linkage between local career and technical institutions and business and industry; and to promote the image of career and technical education in America.
The qualifications for membership on the part of the student candidate are:
(a) An "A-" (A minus) average or better in the Career-Tech class (in both theory and lab).
(b) 3.25 cumulative GPA for all classes over the prior 3 semesters.
(c) 95% attendance record for EACH of the prior 3 semesters.
(d) No in-school, out-of-school suspensions or expulsions or other significant discipline issues.
(e) Demonstrates Responsibility (Completes work on time, follows directions, etc)
(g) Demonstrates a high moral character (Is honest, respectful of others, has integrity)
(h) Demonstrates positive attitude (Works to potential, does not complain, etc)
(i) Report and provide evidence of extracurricular and / or community involvement.
(j) Completes four paragraph essay as described on application.
Students who have received a letter stating that they meet the grade requirement should download, print out, and follow directions for the forms below.
Teacher Letter & Recomendation Forms can be downloaded here. Be sure to make two copies.
Stone Ledges Scholarships
Students in the Four Cities Educational Compact are very fortunate to have the opportunity to apply for a Stone Ledges Scholarship. The Stone Ledges Scholarships are provided by a benefactor who wishes to remain annonymous. The benefactor has offered over $200,000 in scholarships to our Career Tech students in the last 12 years.
Our benefactor has stated that the purpose of a scholarship is to encourage a Career Tech student to attend the first year of a two year college or tech school. The Scholarships are intended for students who would not otherwise attend due to financial hardships. Primary consideration is given to students who will attend a two year college to study in their high school program area.
Students interested in applying for a scholarship should speak to their home school counselor, download and print out a hard copy of the forms below, and follow the instructions. The application and other forms may not be submitted electronically, they must be completed and submitted as hard copies.
Be sure to include all required elements and submit on time.
Teacher Evaluation Forms can be downloaded here. You will need two.
Other Scholarships Not Specific to the Compact
The prestigious Buick Achievers Scholarship has expanded eligibility to include current college undergraduates as well as high school seniors. This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award:
Up to $25,000 per year
for 100 students
– AND –
$2,000 one-time awards
for 1,000 students
We encourage students to apply who…
- Are high school seniors or current college undergraduates enrolling for full-time study at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 2012-13 academic year.
- Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs.
- Have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.
We need your help spreading the word to deserving students. Please pass this information on to members of your organization and have them announce the program to potential applicants. More details about the scholarship program, eligibility rules, and selection criteria can be found at www.buickachievers.com . A pdf is available for download and printing at www.buickachievers.com/flier. Don’t wait! The program closes February 29, 2012.
University of Akron STEM Scholarships
The deadline for students to apply for the Choose Ohio First-STEM Scholarship Program at The University of Akron is fast approaching. Again, the program provides participants with a renewable scholarship of up to $5200 per year and the program includes proactive support that has led to a 100% graduation rate.
Please encourage any student that is thinking about the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine to complete the online application by March 1, 2012.
Application link – http://tiny.cc/nk0eo
If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website below or contact me personally.
Adam A. Smith
Special Assistant to the Provost and Director of STEM Student Initiatives
The University of Akron
Schrank Hall South - 9 Suite
Akron, OH 44325-4000
Website - www.uakron.edu/provost/choose-ohio-first
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