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Scholarships for 12th graders planning on careers in government or military service
Katharine Hutton Tweedy, Washington Crossing Foundation, Washington Crossing Foundation

Editor's Note from Susan Richman: When we receive info on scholarship opportunities we like to pass this info on to homeschooling families-- especially when the sponsoring organization is seeking ways to let homeschoolers specifically know about their offering. Today I heard from the Washington Crossing Foundation, a non-profit group located in Pennsylvania, about their scholarship program for high school seniors-- perhaps they had heard that many homeschoolers seek to serve our nation through involvement in government or through military service leadership. I hope this opportunity will be helpful ones for homeschool seniors in PA-- and note in the following info that there are some special awards available for students in the Greater Philadelphia counties. The deadline for receipt of application materials is January 15, 2012-- PHAA of course can help with providing official copies of high school transcripts for students enrolled in the PHAA diploma program, and your PHAA homeschool evaluator could be a terrific person to write the needed recommendation letter. Full info on applying can be found at the organization's website, listed below. 


P. O. BOX 503




The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS for STUDENTS COMPLETING TWELFTH (or final high school year) in 2012 that are planning careers in government service.

We invite you to explore our web site www.gwcf.org, which contains all of the information candidates should require to prepare and submit an application. Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. The student must confine the essay to viewpoint, attitude and purpose in choice of career.

This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student's achievements, academic and otherwise--particularly any preparation relevant to his or her career choice--along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Official Rules.

Winners receive an all expenses paid weekend, including transportation and housing, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. All winners must attend the Scholarship Awards Program on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in order to win their scholarship.

The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. Students planning to attend one of the Military Academies or who have been awarded full four-year scholarships will be eligible for a one-year award with proof of valid educational expenses. Students do not apply for specific scholarships; an application is automatically considered in each category for which it qualifies.

At present, there are 13 students who have been awarded personal scholarships by the Washington Crossing Foundation who are currently enrolled in the United States Military Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy and Air Force Academy. The Foundation seeks to reward young men and women who give outstanding service to their country.

The Ann Hawkes Hutton Memorial Scholarship recognizes her more than sixty years of dedicated volunteer service to memorializing Washington's Crossing of the Delaware, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to our nation. The Trustees of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation's history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government's work in future years.

Yours very truly,

Katharine Hutton Tweedy, Volunteer Board of Trustees

N.B.: Applications will be accepted only at P. O. Box 503, Levittown, PA 19058-0503 as indicated in the instructions at the organization website. Please note that scholarship applications are to be RECEIVED by January 15, 2012.


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