The 2017 HPOU Scholarship Essay /Application is now available. For all members in good standing, who have a dependent that is a graduating senior from High School are eligible to apply.

2017 Scholarship Instructions/Application

To qualify for a scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a dependent of an active or retired member in good standing with the HPOU
  • Be a high school senior who will be entering college for the first time
  • Submit the application along with a copy of his or her official high school transcripts
  • Submit a written essay of 3-4 pages on a topic that has been selected by the HPOU Education Committee
  • Submit a signed HPOU Scholarship Commitment Letter

Please submit all documents in a letter sized manila envelope with your name on the outside.

Your envelope should include the following:

**High School transcripts must be “Official” Sealed Transcripts Issued from your high school. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted, transcripts issued to student/parent that are not sealed will not be accepted and official transcripts that have been opened or the seal broken will not be accepted.

Please do not include letters of recommendation; they will not be included in the scoring process.

*Essay Instructions

Please submit, in your own words, a typed, double-spaced essay 3-4 pages in length. Your paper should be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font with a 1 inch margin.

You may attach a cover sheet with your name; however, we request that you DO NOT type your name on the essay itself.

Applicants whose submissions are late or do not comply with all the listed criteria will have their application and documents returned. There will be no resubmissions.

Scholarship Instructions 2017