Scholarships of county 'Chester' within Pennsylvania
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The Hess Memorial Scholarship
The family of Marion James and Anna Viola Ressler Hess established this scholarship in 2003. They came to Oxford, PA, in 1937. Mr. Hess opened a barber shop which he operated until 1969. Mrs. Hess worked as the secretary to the principal of Oxford Area High School for 21 years, from 1957 until 1978. Anne Hess had always wanted to be a teacher but was unable to afford a four-year college education. They were both supporters of education, in particular, Oxford Area High School. Purpose and Eligibility: This merit scholarship award has been established to support a graduate of Oxford Area High School who is attending a 4-year college or university and is planning a career in teaching. The teaching career can be at any level: early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, high school, or college teaching in any subject area. Graduating seniors are welcome to apply, as are former graduates who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in an accredited 4-year institution of higher learning. This is a merit-based scholarship. Financial need is not a criteria and financial information is not required. How Winners are Chosen A selection committee for the Hess Memorial Scholarship will evaluate candidates on the following criteria: 1. Commitment to teaching as shown in the essay. 2. Academic achievement based on transcript, test scores, awards, honors, and writing ability as shown in the essay. 3. Record of service. 4. Evidence of personal growth as shown by involvement in school and community activities. The members of the Selection Committee may elect to interview candidates.