Snook, an eighth grader at Windemere Park Charter Academy, was surprised today
during a morning assembly at his school when his principal announced he was the
recipient of one of six $5,000 National Heritage Academies CollegeBound
Scholarships this year.
Students from 84 schools in nine states applied
for a one-time college scholarship from National Heritage Academies (NHA)
CollegeBound Scholarship™ program. Out of hundreds
of applicants, six were awarded the $5,000 scholarship to be used for their
future college endeavors.
For the scholarship, each applicant had to submit an
application and an essay based on one of four provided topics. Jacob wrote about the
impact of technology and our relationships.
volunteers with Love Lansing and also plays football, basketball, and soccer.
“On behalf of National Heritage Academies I want
to congratulate Jacob Snook on winning one of the six scholarships,” said Tari
Reinink, NHA chief marketing officer. “Jacobs’s essay, academics, and community
involvement all speak to his outstanding character and dedication to furthering
his education. I wish Jacob all the best in both high school and college and
look forward to seeing what he accomplishes next.”
eighth grade students who attend an NHA school are eligible for the
scholarship. An independent professional selection group chose the winners
based on their essay submission, academics, and community service.
Ninety-three percent of the scholarship money
comes directly from NHA employee donations. Many NHA employees see the
scholarship fund as a way to further support students and help them on the path
toward college readiness.
The NHA CBS program is all about helping students and
families prepare for what’s next. For more about CBS, please visit www.nhaschools.com/collegebound
National Heritage Academies is a charter
school management company operating 84 schools in nine states for the 2016-17
school year. It is currently serving more than 56,000 students in grades
kindergarten through eighth.