The 2020 Kristen Julia Drenten Scholarship application is now available!
Submission Deadline: April 23, 2020
(Submit hard copy to the SAHS Guidance Office)
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a high school senior graduating in 2020 from South Aiken High School
Plan to pursue a degree from an accredited college or university
Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
Participated in at least one sport (school or recreational) at some point throughout high school
Volunteered in the community through religious, civic, or school-based organizations
Be a non-smoker (including e-cigarettes)
Submit a typed 500-1000 word essay telling how you overcame a personal hardship in your life, specifically explaining how you made the most of that difficult situation
TIPS FOR WRITING YOUR ESSAY
Focus on how you have overcome hardship in your life: What did you learn? How has it shaped who you are or what you want to do in the future?
Start early on a draft and ask for feedback from your teachers, friends, or family members whom you trust to help tell your story.
Writing about a difficult life experience takes a lot of courage.
Be brave and find your voice.