2019 Scholarship Application and Guidelines

Class of 2019

PURPOSE:  To provide scholarships up to one hundred (100) deserving Hazelwood School District High School graduating seniors.

AWARD COMPONENTS: Up to one hundred (100) $500 scholarships and individual certificates awarded up to one hundred (100) students selected by the Hazelwood PTA Council Selection Committee. The number of scholarships awarded to students of each Hazelwood High School (Central High, East High, Opportunity Center and West High) is determined annually based on senior class enrollment as of January 1st of each year.


  1. Applicant must be a graduating Hazelwood School District high school senior in the year of the award.
  2. Applicant must have been enrolled at a Hazelwood High School at least 2 years.
  3. Application must have at least 95% average attendance during the fall semester of senior year. Exceptions may be considered upon request of Counselor
  4. Applicant must rank in the upper fourth of their graduating class as of the first day of the second semester in the year of the award.
  5. Applicant must demonstrate school and community involvement.
  6. Applicant must have completed required fifty(50) community service hours by application deadline (March 24, 2019).
  7. Application must demonstrate appropriate school conduct throughout their senior year.
  8. Student must sign up to volunteer at or participate in the Hazelwood PTA Scholarship Run/Walk (Saturday, May 4th starting at 7 am).
  9. Please be advised the short essays will be evaluated for grammar.
  10. Scholarship funds awarded must be applied to expenses incurred for the winner’s post-secondary education beginning with the current calendar year.
  11. The Scholarship Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the evening.


  1. Complete online application form.
  2. Deadline for application is March 24, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. Applications received after this date will not be considered. A copy of this application can also be found on the Hazelwood School District website (www.hazelwoodschools.org).
  3. The Scholarship Selection Committee will be formed annually by March 1st. The Committee shall consist of the at least 12 members; the Hazelwood PTA Council Scholarship Committee, the High School Principals, the Guidance Department Managers, and PTA Members.
  4. The decisions of the Scholarship Selection Committee shall be final. Hazelwood PTA Council Scholarships will be awarded without reference to other scholarships, grants, or financial aid received by the awardees.
  5. The Scholarship Selection Committee determines which awardees will be designated to receive honorary or named scholarships. Examples include the Thomas J. Lawson Scholarship, the Francis C. Huss Scholarship, the Judith D. Huss Scholarship, and the Gibbons Family Scholarship.
  6. Award recipients shall indicate acceptance of the scholarship no later than August 1 of the current year. A parent and/or guardian of each recipient shall be required to guarantee the return of any Hazelwood PTA Council Scholarship money received, if the recipient does not attend school during the academic year that starts in the fall of the current calendar year. Recipients may attend any recognized post-secondary academic institution, including trade or technical schools.




Hazelwood PTA Council
HSD Opportunity Center
1865 Dunn Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63138