ERIC Number: ED383941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Increasing the Awareness of Available Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors through a Strategic Public Relations Program.
Zalinsky, Sandra H. O.
This practicum was designed so that high school seniors would have the opportunity to apply for and receive scholarships to further their education. A strategic plan was organized to increase the awareness of the available scholarships, grants, and financial aid of high school seniors. Activities included: soliciting business donations; publishing and distributing a bimonthly scholarship newsletter; constructing a scholarship bulletin board and scholarship files; holding monthly meetings with the students of the senior class; holding parent conferences; and organizing a formal financial aid meeting with an expert in the field of financial aid. The culminating activity was a senior awards ceremony honoring those students who won or received scholarships throughout the school year. Analysis of the data revealed that 67 percent of those students who were furthering their education after high school did utilize the scholarship materials and information available to them by applying for one or more scholarships. Parents also benefited. This practicum met all expectations and outcomes. The scholarship office, files, and awards ceremony were all well received by students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University