Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sophomore? Great student? Want to be a Park Scholar?


As you may have heard (I hope), this year marks the first time the Park School is offering an opportunity to current sophomores to apply to become Park Scholars as of their junior year.

It's a new program funded and approved by the Park Foundation, one that acknowledges that some of our best and brightest Parkies -- students who have the academic profile, leadership skills, and commitment to social justice and public service -- are not currently Scholars. And we wanted to be sure to open the program as much as we possibly could.

Interested? You can find all the information on the Scholars site, or you can attend an informational meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

See you there!

PS I got a very good and helpful suggestion (see below) after posting this today. It is the case that Cinema and Photography majors are not eligible to become (junior) Park Scholars this year or next year. Historically, the Park Foundation established a cap on the number of Cinema and Photography majors who could be Park Scholars; that cap remains in effect for the graduating classes of 2010 and 2011. We are delighted that the Foundation has agreed to remove the cap for classes after 2011. More information is available at the link on the site (see above).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of respect for students in Park who are in C&P and other majors, can you clearly state on the Scholar Website what majors are eligible . The cutoff for the next two years on C&P students is misleading and unfair. While I understand Roy H Park's mission statement, and I appreciate the efforts that have ended the cutoff for upcoming years, please don't waste ineligible people's time and hopes.

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