To be eligible, each student must be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an accredited college or university. Applicants currently enrolled in a college or university must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to qualify for the scholarship.
The scholarship is available to all students ages 18 and over, at all levels from high school senior to graduate school.
The Scholarship Essay
To be considered for the Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship, students must submit an original essay explaining the importance of leadership. All essays should be between 750 and 1,000 words.
The Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship rewards students who show skills in motivating others inside and outside of the classroom. We look to leaders for advice, direction, inspiration, and to keep us moving forward when things get tough.
Write an essay which shares your leadership role experience, whether it was for your school's sport team, club, outside organization, church, or volunteer group.
Applications should be submitted via email, (Microsoft Word document preferred), to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before our semester deadlines:
A) Spring Semester Deadline: November 1
B) Fall Semester Deadline: July 1
Please include the following in your application:
A) Your name, email address, and phone number in the email
B) Your name, email address, and phone number at the top of each page of the essay
C) A copy of your most recent school transcript and proof of college enrollment
D) Your essay (All essays should be between 750 and 1,000 words)
Please Note: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to qualify for the scholarship.
Essay Judges and Social Media Voting
Submissions will be judged by Thomas J. Henry staff, and finalist essays may also be posted on social media to be voted on via likes, shares, & tweets. Social voting is not the sole basis of the final decision, but may influence the eventual outcome.