To be eligible, each student must be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an accredited college or university. Applicants currently enrolled in a college or university must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to qualify for the scholarship.
The scholarship is available to all students ages 18 and over, at all levels from high school senior to graduate school.
To be considered for the Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship, students must submit an original essay explaining the importance of leadership. All essays should be between 750 and 1,000 words.
The Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship rewards students who show skills in motivating others inside and outside of the classroom. We look to leaders for advice, direction, inspiration, and to keep us moving forward when things get tough.
Write an essay which shares your leadership role experience, whether it was for your school’s sport team, club, outside organization, church, or volunteer group.
Applications should be submitted via email, (Microsoft Word document preferred), to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before our semester deadlines:
Please include the following in your application:
Please Note: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to qualify for the scholarship.
Submissions will be judged by Thomas J. Henry staff, and finalist essays may also be posted on social media to be voted on via likes, shares, & tweets. Social voting is not the sole basis of the final decision, but may influence the eventual outcome.
Before you begin writing your essay, consider these few important points:
The best applicants understand what it means to be a leader and who have demonstrated leadership traits and qualities in their own lives. Don’t just write that you have a desire to be a leader; share vivid examples of how you exemplify leadership. Avoid providing a list of accomplishments; rather, use specific examples to paint a detailed picture of you — the leader.
Your essay should be in your own words and free from grammatical, spelling, and syntax errors. We are expecting a clean and polished final draft. Use the resources at your disposal to ensure your essay is error-free and ready for submission.