An award program for HOC youth graduating from high school in 2019

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The Tony S. Davis Memorial Scholarship honors students who have achieved academic excellence, acted as leaders in extracurricular activities and completed numerous hours of student service learning dedicated to our community. If you are a graduating high school senior planning to attend a college or university this fall and you or your guardian(s) receive an HOC subsidy, you are eligible to apply for the Tony S. Davis Memorial Scholarship. Selected students will receive a monetary scholarship to use toward tuition and other expenses.  

Before getting started, please review the documents required for the online application below. Applicants must combine all required documents, including essays, into a single PDF document.

One Page Essays

Include a one-page essay for two of the essay questions below. Essays should be typed using a size 11 font (Calibri or Times New Roman) and demonstrate high school senior-level writing and composition skills.

  1. Tell us about your background and any difficulties you may have overcome.
  2. Who do you credit for your educational successes and why?
  3. At HOC, we are committed to advancing race, equity and inclusion in the world. What do race, equity and inclusion mean to you and why are these words relevant in today's political climate?
  4. In building the next generation of leaders, we believe it is important for students to think critically about current issues and the world around them. Please choose one of the topics below and write an essay that demonstrates your understanding of the issue and how you think it impacts people you know/your community.
    1. 2019 federal government shutdown
    2. Debate over a U.S. – Mexico border wall
    3. Climate change
  5. As social media and other forms of instantaneous communication become more embedded in our culture and society, how do you think your written or digital footprint should affect future employment and/or political service?
  6. How will you change the world?

Required Documents

In the same PDF file as the required essays, applicants must include scanned copies of the following documents as part of the application submission.

  1. Two letters of recommendation (academic, personal and/or professional).
  2. Official high school transcripts.
  3. Letter of acceptance from a college or university for fall 2019.
  4. A list of the extracurricular activities you have participated in during high school.
  5. Copy of most recent SAT/ACT scores.  

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