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WIHI Exceptional Learner Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020 4:00 pm ET

The Exceptional Learner Scholarship has been established to assist Washtenaw International High School seniors who intend to further their education by pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (4-year degree) upon graduation.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the WIHI Exceptional Learner Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) at WIHI in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Have been a WIHI student since at least their sophomore year in high school.
  • Be preparing for and taking the IB exams in May.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $12,500 award, payable to the college/university of attendance.
  • Up to two (2) awards will be granted.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (3.0 cumulative GPA or the equivalent) in a full-time course of study.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Two personal statements (statement of goals and statement of challenging experience)
  • An online recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Washtenaw International High School will review financial need of recipients.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Selection of recipients will be made by the WIHI Scholarship Fund selection committee.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in April of senior year. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the program sponsor. Payments are made in equal installments in early August and mid-December.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. WIHI staff recommends that students upload the “self view” transcript accessible through students’ parchment.com accounts.
  2. Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from your 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Copy of acceptance letter from the college you list under the “Post-secondary School Information” section of the application.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by your counselor, Mr. Nemerovski. Once you have started the application on the Scholarship America Hub, assign Mr. Nemerovski as your Recommender using his email address.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

The Exceptional Learner Scholarship is a partner with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!