Scholarships

Performing Arts Scholarship 

Every year the Music and Drama Boosters award a scholarship in the suggested amount of $500.00. To honor a qualifying senior in the performing arts, a student in the Girard High School Performing Arts.
The presentation of this award is usually made on graduation night by the president of the Music and Drama Boosters. The student selected must meet the eligibility requirements that follows:

  1.  The student MUST be attending a college or university the following school year.
  2.  The student must be a member of the GHS Color Guard or a Drama student.
  3.  Parents must have been members of the Music and Drama Boosters for each year their student was     in Color Guard or Drama.
  4. The following areas will be considered in awarding the scholarship:​

a. Character

  • The student is to be a good citizen and role model at ALL TIMES.
  • The student must have displayed respect for authority including the 

Director, instructors, chaperones and student leaders.

  • The student must represent GHS and the Girard Marching Band in the best possible manner at all times.

    b. Service

  •  This includes the student’s willingness to help for the good of the band. For instance, taking a special interest in another student that may be having difficulty without being asked and doing so without expectation of reward. This type of service can also be seen in the general willingness to support the fundraising activities of the Girard Music and Drama Boosters.

    c. Scholarship

  • The student must carry a grade point average of 3.0. All of the above are criteria that will allow a student to be considered for the music scholarship. In addition, each student must complete a scholarship form which includes an essay of between 100 and 150 words as to why he/she feels worthy of the scholarship. This will give the reviewing committee a more complete view of the student’s qualifications.

In the event more than one meets the criteria, and all areas being equal, it may be necessary for the scholarship committee to consider other areas that will include (but not limited to) community service, extracurricular activities (both inside and outside of school), and musical and/or dance background (lessons, music outside school, etc.)

Russell M Wood Memorial Scholarship

Every year the Music Booster awards a scholarship in the suggested amount of $500.00 to honor a qualifying senior music student in the Girard High School Marching Band. The scholarship is awarded in the memory of Russell M. Wood was the first band director in 1947 at Rice Avenue Union High School, currently known as Girard High School (GHS). 

The presentation of this ward is usually made on graduation night by the president of the Music Boosters. The student select must meet the eligibility requirements that follow: 

  1. The student MUST be attending a college or university the following school year. 
  2. The student must be a member of the GHS Marching Band. 
  3. Parents must have been members of the Music Boosters for each year their student was in marching band. 
  4. The following areas will be considered in awarding the scholarship:
  1. Character
    • The student is to be a good citizen and role model at ALL TIMES. 
    • The student must have displayed respect for authority including the director, instructors, chaperones, and student leaders (drum majors, section leaders, etc.) 
    • The student must represent GHS and the Girard Marching Band in the best possible manner at all times. 
  2. Service
    • This includes the students willingness to help for the good of the band. For instance, taking and doing so without expectation of reward. This type of service can also be seen in the general willingness to support the fundraising activities of the Girard Music Boosters. 
  3. Scholarship
    • The student must carry a grade point average of 3.0 All of the above are criteria that will allow a student to be considered for the music scholarship. In addition, each student must complete a scholarship form which includes an essay of between 100 and 150 words as to why he/she feels worthy of the scholarship. This will give the reviewing committee a more complete view of the student’s qualifications. 

In the event more than one students meets the criteria, and all area being equal, it may be necessary for the scholarship committee to consider other areas that will include (but not limited to) community service, extracurricular activities (both inside and outside of school), and musical and/or dance background (lessons, music outside school, etc.)

Devin M. Rossey Color Guard Scholarship

Every year the Music and Drama Boosters award a scholarship in the suggested amount of $500.00. To honor a qualifying senior in color guard, a student in the Girard High School Color Guard.
The presentation of this award is usually made on graduation night by the president of the Music and Drama Boosters. The student selected must meet the eligibility requirements that follows:

  1.  The student MUST be attending a college or university the following school year.
  2.  The student must be a member of the GHS Color Guard.
  3.  Parents must have been members of the Music and Drama Boosters for each year their student was in Color Guard.
  4. The following areas will be considered in awarding the scholarship:​

a. Character

  • The student is to be a good citizen and role model at ALL TIMES.
  • The student must have displayed respect for authority including the 

Director, instructors, chaperones and student leaders.

  • The student must represent GHS and the Girard Color Guard in the best possible manner at all times.

    b. Service

  •  This includes the student’s willingness to help for the good of the band. For instance, taking a special interest in another student that may be having difficulty without being asked and doing so without expectation of reward. This type of service can also be seen in the general willingness to support the fundraising activities of the Girard Music and Drama Boosters.

    c. Scholarship

  • The student must carry a grade point average of 3.0. All of the above are criteria that will allow a student to be considered for the music scholarship. In addition, each student must complete a scholarship form which includes an essay of between 100 and 150 words as to why he/she feels worthy of the scholarship. This will give the reviewing committee a more complete view of the student’s qualifications.

In the event more than one meets the criteria, and all areas being equal, it may be necessary for the scholarship committee to consider other areas that will include (but not limited to) community service, extracurricular activities (both inside and outside of school), and Guard/Dance background (lessons, outside school, etc.)