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The Patriot Scholarship

Scholarship: The Patriot

Value: (1) $750 scholarship for a student going on to a four-year college or a trade school and (1) $750 scholarship for a student going into the military (to be used towards travel to be with family).

Deadline: Submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on April 1, 2018.

The Basics

A scholarship for graduating seniors of Southwick Tolland Granville Regional School District who display patriotism, conservative values and leadership qualities.


Applicants must be:

  • A legal resident of the United States of America (DREAMERS are not eligible).
  • A conservative student with conservative parents OR a conservative student with liberal parents (clearly that’s a tough kid).
  • Must be going to a trade school or four-year college and NOT majoring in basket weaving or similar programs. OR must be going into the military, in which case the scholarship will be earmarked to help them travel home to see their families.
  • There are no “financial need qualifications” for the family. However, the student must be paying a minimum of 50% of their own way through school.
  • Must have part-time work experience.

The Application

  • Students will need to either write a letter on why they believe they should receive “The Patriot” scholarship and/or produce a video on why they should be selected. Points will be awarded for creativity.
  • Students AND their parent(s) will have to fill out a questionnaire.

    1. What are you planning on studying in college?

    2. What do you want to be when you “grow up”?

    3. Have you ever received a “participation trophy”? How did it make you feel and why?

    4. What are your feelings about “safe spaces” in college?

    5. What does “hard work” mean to you?

    6. Which President did you admire most and why?

    7. How do you feel about President Trump?

    8. How did you feel about Alexander Hamilton as the President?

    9. What's your favorite Amendment and why?

    10. Have you ever cheated and why? (Points awarded for honesty.)

    11. How do you feel about teachers or professors who force their own politics on you?

    12. Who was your favorite teacher and why?

    13. Who was your least favorite teacher and why?

    14. What classes do you think would have better prepared you for college… or for life after high school?

    15. How do you feel about police?

    16. When was the last time you cried and why?

    17. What's your favorite thing to do in your free time?

    18. What are your thoughts on the current college environment as it pertains to a future workforce?

    19. How do you handle bullies?

    20. What are your thoughts on the drinking age being 21?

    21. Should marijuana be legalized?

    22. How would you handle it if you arrived at a party in college and there were drugs being used?

    23. How do you handle it when your ideas are shot down?

    24. What does the first amendment mean to you?

    25. What does faith mean to you?

    26. Who is your role model and why?

    27. What does America mean to you?

    28. You see someone stepping on an American flag. What do you do?

    29. What does “privilege” mean to you?

    30. What's more important? Book smarts or street smarts? Why?


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