Helene Cody Scholars
Each year, a group of Princeton High School students is selected to receive mentoring and funding for a community service project that they design and carry out over the academic year. Upon completion of the program, they are named Helene Cody Scholars and are eligible for a $1000 college scholarship their senior year. The hours spent on this project count towards the community service requirement at Princeton High School.
Students who will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Princeton High School in the year they intend to complete the project are eligible to apply. Beginning in 2017, each project should be completed independently (no partnerships) but students may recruit help from others to carry out their project. PHS students will qualify for community service hours if they lead or assist in a project. The deadline for the 2017-2018 school year has been extended to June 11, 2017.
Each student will be matched with a mentor associated with the Helene Cody Foundation. The mentor will work with the student to design a project, recruit volunteers, and execute the community service project. There will be monthly leadership development sessions (1-2 hours) where students will meet with community leaders to learn leadership and communication skills. At the end of the year, students will prepare a poster to present at a community networking event.
- Demonstrate good character and integrity as a representative of the Helene Cody Foundation
- Attend at least 8 of the 10 leadership development meetings
- Spend at least 40 hours designing and executing your community service project
- Make a poster outlining your project and its impact and present it at the end-of-year poster presentation
- Volunteer at the 9th Annual Helene Cody 5k or complete 8 hours of administrative tasks for the Helene Cody Foundation