Passion for Action Scholarships Announced
February 08, 2008
We are pleased to announce a new scholarship program that reflects our mission and values, the Passion for Action Scholarship.
Wheelock College has long been known as a college with an important public mission: to improve the lives of children and families. For nearly 120 years, Wheelock has educated and inspired teachers, social workers, and social justice advocates to respond proactively to the needs of children and families and the diverse communities in which they live.
We are pleased to announce a new scholarship program that reflects our mission and values, the Passion for Action Scholarship. This scholarship is being funded by the proceeds from our successful inaugural Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner, which was held in November 2007. This major Boston event honored Christopher “Chris” Gabrieli, who exemplifies our mission by making significant contributions to the social fabric of his community.
The Passion for Action Scholarship will be awarded to four accepted first year students who have a demonstrated commitment to community service and creating change in their communities. Our first Passion for Action scholarships will be awarded this spring for the 2008-2009 academic year. Although we know that most high school seniors have already begun the college search process, if there are any students still weighing their options for whom Wheelock would be a good fit, there is still plenty of time to apply to Wheelock College for the 2008-2009 academic year.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must submit an admissions application, meet the requirements for acceptance to Wheelock, and submit the Passion for Action Scholarship Nomination Form. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by a teacher, guidance counselor, or representative of an organization served by the student. We encourage students to apply before our priority admissions application deadline of March 1, 2008. Students may apply to Wheelock using the Common Application form .
This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to recognize youth who are developing leadership abilities and positively contributing to their schools, neighborhoods, religious organizations, or community programs. Thank you for encouraging and honoring outstanding youth with your nomination. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 617-879-2209.