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Merit Scholarships

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PHC values a wide variety of significant accomplishments and seeks to reward students who have demonstrated excellence in forensics competition, courage, service, leadership, or music. To apply, a student must complete the admission application, the admission interview, and be admitted to the College. Some merit scholarships require an additional application; details for each scholarship are below.

A student may qualify for more than one scholarship from among academic, merit, endowed, and need-based aid. Qualification is not a guarantee that multiple scholarships will be combined. The number and amount of awards is based on available funding each year. The College seeks to steward the resources made available each year to assist as many students as possible.

Fall 2018 Scholarships

PHC Forensics Scholarship

Annual Award: $1,000 to $10,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Dependent on the level of participation at PHC, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Description: Awarded to students who have participated in high school debate, moot court, or mock trial and commit to participate in PHC Forensics. Please submit your forensics resume and a sample video (5-8 minutes in a practice round or round of competition) to the Office of Financial Aid. Your resume may be in any format that you choose, and the video may be in the form of a DVD, thumb drive, or YouTube link. A list of forensics activity within your Application for Admission may be used for your Forensics Scholarship application, but you must specifically request that it be used for scholarship consideration by notifying the Office of Financial Aid.

 

The Trivium Scholarship

Annual Award: $2,500 to $5,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Description: Awarded to students who have benefited from a Classical approach to education. This Scholarship is available to home-educated, private or charter school students who have been educated with a rich Classical curriculum for at least the last two years of high school and have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school.

The following supporting documents are required:

  • Click here to apply for a Trivium Scholarship. Your application materials should demonstrate the integrity of the Classical foundation by providing contextual information about the education model and curricula used.
  • A reading list of all books read in high school, required and for pleasure.
  • A minimum 500-word essay demonstrating the student's understanding of a classical education and its value, answering the questions: (1) How has a Classical foundation shaped you? and (2) How do you think a Classical education at the undergraduate level will prepare you for life?

 

The Paideia Scholarship

Annual Award: $2,500 to $5,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Description:The Paideia Scholarship is awarded to students who have benefited from a rich classical curriculum for at least the last two years of high school in an ACCS-member school. This scholarship is available to students that are on track to graduate at the end of this
academic year and have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school. This scholarship may not be combined with PHC’s Trivium Scholarship. Students that have been enrolled in transitional ACCS-member schools and ACCS-affiliate schools may also qualify, but are encouraged to speak with PHC admission staff to learn what additional requirements may be asked of them.

The following document is required: 

 

PHC Leadership Scholarship

Annual Award: $1,000 to $4,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Description: Awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings. 

The following supporting documents are required: 

  • A resume of activities that the student has been involved in during high school, including descriptions of all leadership positions and hours included for a particular activity.
  • A minimum 500-word essay answering the questions: (1) What do you believe is the most valuable leadership quality? and (2) What initiatives would you like to implement at PHC that would make it a better place?

Students interested in being considered for the PHC Leadership Scholarship click here.

 

PHC Community Service Scholarship

Annual Award: $1,000 to $4,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Description: Awarded to students who have demonstrated humility and service in a variety of settings. 

The following supporting documents are required: 

  • A resume of all community service activities that the student has been involved in during high school, including missions and church service,
  • A minimum 500-word essay answering the questions: (1) What experience taught you the most about Christian service? and (2) What service project would you like to implement in the PHC community?

Students interested in being considered for the PHC Community Service Scholarship click here.

 

J. S. Bach Musical Scholarship

Annual Award: up to $2,500

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Recommendation from the Director of Music, participation and leadership in PHC music programs, and a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.

Description: Awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding musical preparation and potential to become musical leaders in one of the College’s musical organizations as evidenced by application materials and audition (see forms below). Application deadline is February 1, 2018. 

2018 J.S. Bach Musical Leadership Scholarship Information

2018 J.S. Bach Music Scholarship Application

2018 Music Scholarship Audition Registration


Hudson P. Shedd Scholarship (SI)

Annual Award: Up to $10,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Dependent on the level of achievements in SI Special Projects and SI Internship activities

Description: For Strategic Intelligence majors only. Up to two students per year awarded based on academic performance only, and additional students based on financial need as documented by the CSS Profile. Students interested in being considered for the Hudson P. Shedd Scholarship click here.

 

The Christopher J. Klicka Courage Award

Annual Award:  Up to $500

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA every semester except for reasons of health or other good reason as approved by the Dean of Students.

Description: This annual scholarship, which automatically renews for up to four years if ongoing criteria is satisfied, will be awarded to the student(s) who exemplifies the character attributes that were so much a part of Mr. Klicka’s life: servant leadership, humility, dedication to cause, and service to others. The purpose of the Christopher J. Klicka Courage Award is to recognize and celebrate the life and work of Mr. Christopher J. Klicka in the areas of home education, servant leadership, and faithful courage while enduring the hardships of a sixteen-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Students interested in being considered for the Christopher J. Klicka Courage Award click here.

 

PHC National Merit Scholarship

Annual Award: Varies depending upon National Merit Scholarship offer

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0

Description: This scholarship is awarded to a National Merit finalist. To apply for this scholarship, a student must click here (and upload a copy of the NMS award letter) by December 1. This does not include a match from another college or university.

 

AWANA Scholarship

Annual Award: $750

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0

Description: Awarded to students with verification of Citation award from AWANA. To apply for this scholarship, a student must click here by December 1 to notify the College of intent to complete the Citation Award.  After completion, the student must send verification of a Citation Award from AWANA to the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Commitment to Courage

Annual Award: $1,000

Duration: 4 years

Renewal Requirements: Cumulative 2.0 GPA and continued service

Description: Awarded to students who have served or are serving as reservists in the U.S. military, or whose parent or guardian is currently employed in full-time service in the U.S. military, National Guard, law enforcement, or fire and rescue. To apply for this scholarship, a student must click here by December 1 and submit proof of service/employment.  

 

W.B. Thornhill Memorial Scholarship

Annual Award: $2,000

Duration: Up to 4 years

Renewal Requirements: This scholarship is not automatically renewable

Description: Awarded to students who have served/were employed (or having served with honorable discharge) in the U.S. military, or whose parent is a fallen hero. To apply for this scholarship, a student must click here by December 1 and submit proof of service/employment. Up to two accepted students may receive this scholarship each year.

 

Bible Bee Scholarship

Annual Award: $500 to $3,000

Duration: 1 year, non-renewable

Renewal Requirements: This scholarship is not renewable

Description: This scholarship is awarded to a Finalist in the National Bible Bee competition and the National Bible Bee Game Show. He/she must enroll at PHC as a full-time degree-seeking student prior to turning 20 years old. A student must click here to notify the Office of Financial Aid by March 1 of their intent to apply for the scholarship.

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