Scholarships

In 2018, PROF, in partnership with our generous community members, awarded 16 unique scholarships totaling $43,250 to 21 Pine-Richland High School seniors. Each scholarship is sponsored by individuals and organizations that set their own unique criteria which PROF then administers to reach the largest number of potential candidates. The total number of scholarships and award amounts vary from year to year. 

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!  

Applications for the Class of 2019 will be available next spring. 

To donate to PROF Scholarships, click here. 

Below are brief summaries of our scholarships offered in 2018.  Please email scholarships@prof-fund.org with any questions. 

Central Blood Bank Scholarship - Awarded $3500 in 2018

The “Learning to Support Life” scholarship is awarded to a senior(s) who has donated blood, volunteered in the blood drive canteen or otherwise volunteered in efforts to recruit donors while also demonstrating a breadth of community service activity throughout their high school career. The scholarship amount is based on blood drive contributions from the community and may be awarded to more than one recipient.

Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship - $1000 

This scholarship is generously sponsored by the Hein family, who have 2 graduates and a current student at Pine-Richland High School. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating female or minority student who attended Pine-Richland for her/his entire junior and senior years. Applicants must plan to attend a 4-year college/university and pursue a major in one of the STEM fields. Applicant should demonstrate interest in one of these fields through her/his prior experience and interest as evidenced through high school classes, extracurricular pursuits, family background, or expressed excitement about a STEM profession. This scholarship may be renewable for the student’s sophomore year of college, dependent on continued enrollment in STEM program and satisfactory academic achievement.

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship - $5250 in 2018

This CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who attended Pine-Richland for his/her entire junior and senior years. Applicants must plan to attend an institution of higher learning (college, university, technical school, or certification program) and pursue a major or concentration utilizing CNC technology. Fields/majors might include CNC machinist technology, robotics, or engineering. In addition, applicants must have taken a machine-based training course (on or off PRHS campus).  

Good Shepherd Veterinary Scholarship & Internship - $1000

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Ibrahim and the Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital, this scholarship and 40 hour summer internship opportunity is awarded to a graduating Pine-Richland student who intends to become a veterinarian or veterinary technician, or get a degree in veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science or a medical field. A minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher in biology and chemistry is required. A team from the Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital reviews and selects the recipient of this award.

Jeff Calhoun Performing Arts Scholarship - $5000

This performing arts scholarship is awarded to one or more graduating Pine-Richland students who are planning to pursue a career in the performing arts and meets the scholarship criteria. The student should be a performing artist, including but not limited to: actor, singer, dancer, musician, composer, playwright, technical crew, or director. The applicant is responsible for submitting a video with his/her application for Mr. Calhoun's review. See Jeff Calhoun bio

King Family Scholarship - $7500

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Pine-Richland senior student whose career objective is to help other people. Typical undergraduate majors would be education, health services, medical fields, and social services, with award preference given to a career goal focused on "hands-on" interaction.  Special consideration is given to financial need.

Kyle Pomerleau Memorial Scholarship - 2 scholarships at $1000 each

This kindness scholarship is awarded to a Pine-Richland senior who has participated in band and/or orchestra in grades 9-12, is a strong student, and demonstrates genuine goodwill and compassion to others in the classroom and school environment.

Monica Young Memorial Scholarship - $1000

This scholarship will be awarded to one or more graduating Pine-Richland students with learning disabilities who have an interest in furthering their education through a trade, technical or vocational school, university or college. The ideal candidate should demonstrate good academic effort, participate in activities during high school, exhibit a positive attitude, and have an identified longer term work goal.

Pasquinelli Scholarship - $1000

This leadership scholarship is awarded to a graduating Pine-Richland senior who has participated in at least three extracurricular activities, for a minimum of two years, during high school and possesses a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and leadership qualities.

Pine-Richland High School PTO Scholarship - $1000

The “We Are PR” scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates excellent character and is resilient, hard-working and caring towards others.  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are nominated by a teacher, administrator, coach or other individual and shows great promise for success. The PRHS PTO Scholarship Committee selects the recipient of this scholarship.

Richland Civic Club Scholarship - $1000

This service scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has attended Pine-Richland for his/her entire junior and senior years. Applications are evaluated based primarily upon service to the school and community with consideration given for financial need, academics, activities and leadership.

Richland Elementary PTO - $500

This scholarship is sponsored by the Richland PTO and is awarded to a graduating senior who has attended Pine-Richland for grades K-12, starting at Richland Elementary School. A committee from the Richland Elementary PTO selects the recipient of this scholarship.

Rich-Mar Rotary Club Scholarship - $4000, split between 2 students

This service to others scholarship is awarded to a graduating Pine-Richland High School senior(s). The selection criteria includes an emphasis on a student's history of the Rotary ideal of “service above self” as demonstrated by their involvement in establishing and/or participating in organizations that serve the community and the world.  The student's academic achievement and leadership are also evaluated.  Finalists will be invited to a final interview.  The Rich-Mar Rotary Club Scholarship Selection Committee selects the recipient(s) of this scholarship.

Robert and Aileen Zollweg Scholarship - $7000

Thanks to the generosity of Robert and Aileen Zollweg, this financial need scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has attended Pine-Richland for grades 9-12. Applicants must share how this scholarship will help them afford/attend college. An interview may be required. 

Scott Crawford Memorial Scholarship - $1000

This academic/athletic scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has attended Pine-Richland for grades 9 – 12 and has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years. The applicant must have participated in the same interscholastic athletic program for at least three seasons and have have participated in at least five extracurricular activities during high school.

Wexford Elementary PTO Scholarship - $500

This scholarship is sponsored by the Wexford PTO and is awarded to a graduating senior who has attended Pine-Richland for grades K – 12, beginning at Wexford Elementary School. A committee from the Wexford Elementary PTO selects the recipient of this scholarship.

 

2018 Scholarship Recipients

 

 

 

 

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