Phoenix Scholarship Guidelines

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Phoenix Scholarship

Scholarship Guidelines

The Horicon Phoenix Program offers two annual non-renewable scholarships Horicon High School students who are beginning an accredited higher education program. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a college or university, and one $500 scholarship for a student attending a technical school or a vocational school. These scholarships are offered to support and recognize community engagement in volunteer or leadership activities, and to support the Horicon Phoenix Program mission:

The Horicon Phoenix Program supports our local businesses, schools, civic organizations and environment with a special emphasis on respect, sustainability, friendship, and the benefits of enjoying life locally.

Primary Award Criteria

Community involvement in volunteer or other civic engagement activities.

Secondary Award Criteria

  • Academic achievement.

  • Academic goals, specifically those that are aimed at community engagement and/or serving a community.

  • Leadership roles and other involvement.

Eligible Applicants

  • Geographic restrictions: the applicant’s permanent address must be within the 53032 zip code.

  • Academic restrictions: applicants must be graduating seniors from Horicon High School, or home school equivalent.

Award Restrictions

  • This is a non-renewable award and can only be granted to an applicant once.

  • This award supports academic programs that result in a degree: Associates or Bachelors.

  • This award is for students planning on attending a college or university full time, or a technical school or vocational school.

  • The winner will be announced at the beginning of May.

These guidelines are negotiable at the discretion of the Horicon Phoenix Program. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 920-485-0216.

Please fill out this application and return it to us at either or Horicon Phoenix Program, attn: Scholarship Committee, 319 E Lake Street, Lower Level, Horicon, WI 53032. The DEADLINE for this application is April 1, 2016 for May dispersal of the award.

Note: We prefer typed applications. You can send the application to us via email or download the application form online.

Which scholarship are you applying for:

___ I am planning on attending a technical school or a vocational school

___ I am planning on attending a college or university

Applicant Information

Your name:


Year you were born:

Contact Email:

High School you attend:

Universities or Colleges you have been accepted to, or plan to apply to:

If known, proposed field of study:

What enrollment will you be seeking?

__Full time __Part Time

What are your academic goals (150 words or fewer)?

Are these academic goals aimed at community engagement and/or serving the community? If so, how? (150 words or fewer):

Primary Award Criteria

Please describe what sorts of community involvement, volunteer, or other civic engagement activities you have participated in within the last four years (350 words of fewer).

Secondary Award Criteria

Please list and describe the following (150 words or fewer):

  • Leadership roles and clubs or group you belong to

  • Extracurricular activities or employment

  • Honors, scholarships or awards you have received in school and out of school

Attach the following:

Letter of Recommendation

Do not use a relative for recommendation. Instead consider using a teacher, mentor, group leader, coach, or advisor.

Copy of your transcript

This can be obtained from your school records office. An unofficial copy will be accepted but should be prepared by your school’s office. If homeschooled, include any applicable scores or tests to show academic standing.


Have you:

  • Filled out the entire form? (2 pages)

  • Included up to 150 words about your academic goals?

  • Included up to 150 words on how your goals relate toward community service?

  • Included up to 350 words on how you have been involved in helping, volunteering or otherwise engaging with your community?

  • Included up to 150 words what other activities you have been involved in and what awards you have received?

  • Attached a copy of your transcript?

  • Submitted a letter of recommendation?

  • Have a friend or relative look over application for errors?

Applications can be submitted the following ways:

Online application at under Endowments.

Via email at with subject line of scholarship.

By mail at: Horicon Phoenix Program

Attn: Scholarship Committee

319 E Lake Street, Lower Level

Horicon, WI 53032

Good luck! We will let you know the status of your application by May 1, 2016.

Horicon Phoenix Program ~ 319 E Lake Street, Lower Level ~ Horicon, WI 53032

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