Attention JCPS High School Seniors
Do you know the best and brightest? The application period for the Vogt Educational and Leadership Scholarship is open now through November 28, 2018. The scholarship was established by the late Henry V. Heuser, Sr. as a college tuition scholarship fund for Jefferson County Public School students who demonstrate high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.
Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of $10,000 to put towards tuition, books, and academic fees at any accredited four-year undergraduate program that leads to either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The Community Foundation of Louisville will administer this fund for the qualified applicants. While some scholarships only provide immediate need-based gifts, being named a Vogt Scholar may also lead to further merit-based awards, particularly at local and regional colleges and universities.
Any Jefferson County Public School high school senior who meets certain criteria may apply for the Vogt Educational and Leadership Scholarship. Qualified applicants must demonstrate leadership in school, extracurricular, and community activities; a cumulative-weighted grade point average of 3.2 or higher; an ACT score of 25 or higher, or an SAT score of 1150 or higher; and they must have completed and/or enrolled in an Advanced Placement or equivalent college-level curriculum class.
“I am certain Mr. Heuser would be pleased to see the bright, young students his scholarship helps,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Louisville. “These students are given the financial opportunity that will allow them to focus on academics and catapult them into success in their perspective career fields. I like to think of Mr. Heuser as a true force for good in our community, and it is through his gift that he will impact the lives of several students.”
For past recipients, the scholarship provided additional financial security and a pathway toward academic and career success. Robby Olivam, a 2004 recipient from Jeffersontown High School, said it was an “incredible honor” to receive the scholarship. “It was also a charge to make the most of my collegiate opportunity, and my life thereafter,” said Olivam, who now works as a consultant with Humana. “That vote of confidence, even more so than the financial resources that came with it, helped carry me through academic and social struggles while pursuing my degree. And any success I’ve had at building a career, family, and community involvement, has been made better by the grace and generosity of the Community Foundation of Louisville.”
The scholarship recipients will be selected by January 31, 2019 and they will be invited to a Scholars Luncheon on March 18, 2019 to share about their college aspirations.
Meet last year’s Vogt Educational and Leadership Scholarship recipients in the video below: