The Power-Up Scholarship Program enables students to earn scholarships by engaging in activities throughout the school year that align with the Pathway to Empowerment.
Direct benefits to students include:
Opportunities for students to develop their unique skills and strengths through experiential learning activities, workshops, guest speakers, etc.
Exclusive access to field trips and industry site visits
Focused attention on academic, career, and personal development
Access to an ePortfolio where students can store their most impactful LEC experiences in preparation for job interviews, networking, graduate school applications, etc.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS to earn a $1,000 scholarship for the next academic year
Attend three sponsored events per semester
Create an ePortfolio to keep track of your most impactful LEC experiences
Submit an ePortfolio by:
First meeting with a designated P2E staff member to get started
Enrolling in the HU 111 spring course where students will create an ePortfolio and engage in P2E programming
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES to earn up to $2,000 total scholarship dollars
Attend more than three sponsored events per semester
Enhance the ePortfolio by adding additional reflections, assessments, documents, etc.
Students will receive additional consideration by documenting their participation throughout the community (e.g., internships, student organizations, leadership roles, mentoring, tutoring, and more)
How do I earn scholarships through the Power-Up program?
By completing the minimum requirements by March 15th of each year, eligible students will be considered in “good standing” and will earn $1,000 scholarship for the following school year. Between March 15th and the end of the spring semester, a competition will take place for additional scholarships up to $1,000. The competition will weigh students’ overall involvement and the quality of their ePortfolio as scored by a panel of judges.
Are the Power-Up Scholarships renewable each year?
Yes! Students that participate and complete program requirements during the 2021-2022 school year will earn scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. Students in good standing will have the option to remain enrolled in the Power-Up program each year but must continue to engage in events and submit a yearly ePortfolio to earn scholarships for the following year.
If I am in the Honors program, can I participate?
Yes! Honors students are automatically involved in much of the same programming as Power-Up students during 2021-2022 school year. However, since Honors students already receive a scholarship equivalent to the maximum available through Power-Up, they will not be eligible to earn additional scholarship dollars through Power-Up, although they can still take advantage of all of the other benefits.