The Hamilton Award

The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, we select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter our leadership program. Through the Hamilton Leaders Academy, we help our Scholars get into college, transition to university life, and then the workforce. Eligibility:-Is a junior in high school and plans to attend an accredited college/university-Has a strong record of community service-Shows a strong commitment to academic studies-Is a self-starter and has proven this through activities such as: organizing a fundraiser, starting a business, creating a club or organization or working to help support their family-Shows passion and commitment to their interests. This is often manifested in athletic, artistic or academic achievements-Has financial and/or personal need. Hamilton Scholars serves students from low-income households. When choosing our winners we take the applicant's financial, family and community situation into consideration-Is committed to enrolling in the Hamilton Leaders AcademyFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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