NOPE of Hillsborough is pleased to award up to ten scholarships this year in conjunction with the DeBartolo Family Foundation, The Michael Valdes Foundation, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (in memory of Dan Grant), The Cooper Family (in memory of Ryan Stevenson Cooper), and Lynne Knowles (in memory of Jamie Godette-Church).
WHAT: NOPE of Hillsborough Scholarships in conjunction with the DeBartolo Family Foundation (five – $1,000.00), Michael Valdes Foundation Scholarship (two – $1,000.00), Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance in memory of Dan Grant (one – $1,000), the Cooper Family in memory of Ryan Stevenson Cooper (two – $1,000), and Lynne Knowles in memory of Jamie Godette-Church (one – $1,000). These scholarship funds are to be used for college, university, or technical trade school and should be applied to extended higher learning expenses.
WHO MAY APPLY: Any Hillsborough County High School Senior who has experienced a NOPE Presentation within the last 4 years. The entire presentation is now available on our website for those that have never experienced a NOPE student presentation in person and for those that need to refresh their memories on the main three points covered. It is best to fill out this application on a PC or laptop. Using an iPad is okay but using an iPhone or Android device is not optimal. Thank you.
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: In addition to experiencing a NOPE Student Presentation, the student must have been accepted into a college, university, or a technical/trade institute or be waiting for entrance into one of the aforementioned institutions.
APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE the following: Completed online application form, uploaded GPA verification via Student Permanent Record Summary, Completed Essay, and two reference letters.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline is midnight, April 15, 2022.
NOPE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED: May 2022
Instructions to complete the NOPE of Hillsborough Scholarship Application:
- Completely fill out the online application. Remember, using a PC or laptop will work best. Using an iPad, iPhone, or Android device is not optimal. You may save your work as you go along and return to it at any future time. Click “SEND” after all documents have been uploaded.
- Upload the GPA verification via your Student Permanent Record Summary.
- Secure and Upload two Reference Letters: one from your school – Administrator, Guidance Counselor, or Teacher and one from your personal life – a coach, pastor, relative, boss (if applicable), or friend. These two letters can be handwritten or typed. They must include the full name of the person writing the letter, their relationship to you, their email, and their phone number.
- Essay (300-500 words) This essay should contain the following information:
- Include the 3 main points of the Student Presentation in your essay and how they will affect your future.
- How did the NOPE Student Presentation make an impact on your life?
- How will you carry the messages and stories from this presentation forward in the next chapter of your journey after high school?
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