ORHS John P. Healy Scholarship

Due: Deadline has passed

Amount: $500.00 - $1,500.00

Scholarship Information

The John P. Healy Jr. Scholarship was created in the memory of John P. Healy, a beloved Oak Ridge High School Drama Teacher and mentor. This scholarship is designed to recognize students who have:

  • Completed a minimum of one year of Drama at ORHS with a grade of B or better
  • Participated in a minimum of (2) ORHS Drama productions

Scholarship Requirements

High School Requirement:
Oak Ridge High School
GPA Minimum:
College Requirement:
-- None --
Other Requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be an enrolled student at Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills, California during the current school year.
  • Available to seniors graduating between August 1, 2023 and July 31, 2024 or students who have obtained their GED and would have graduated high school between August 1, 2023 and July 31, 2024
  • Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point un-weighted scale.
  • Applicant must be enrolling full time (At least 12 college credit hours) in the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.
  • Recipient of this award must attend an approved accredited two-or four-year U.S. college or university listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education (ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.asp).
  • Applicant receiving any other funds that pay entirely for tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board will not be eligible to receive this scholarship.
  • Applicant is ineligible if attending government or military academies.
  • Applicant providing any information or records or making any statement that is false or misleading will be disqualified.
  • Applicant must have completed a minimum of one year of Drama Course at ORHS with a grade of B or better AND have participated in a minimum of two ORHS Drama productions.

Conditions of Award

  • The applicant and college selected must meet all “Eligibility Requirements and Conditions of Award” requirements in order to receive the scholarship funds.
  • Selection announcements are mailed or emailed by May 1, 2024. Non-winners are notified by email by May 20, 2024 or by USPS for those with no email address.
  • This non-renewable award is a one-time payment issued by “Oak Ridge Theatre Arts Boosters” (ORTAB). The checks will be handed to the recipient at the scholarship ceremony.
  • Funds are applied to cover tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.
  • Funds not used in the 2024 - 2025 academic year will be forfeited.
  • Funds may be applied to studies overseas provided that the study is a condition of the recipient's degree plan.
  • Recipients are required to supply ORTAB with all requested information and to notify ORTAB of any changes of contact information or school enrollment.

Winner Selection

ORTAB will provide a Selection Committee comprised of one Board member, one school counselor, one school administrator, one teacher, and one Booster parent to ensure the impartial and confidential evaluation of applications, and may select up to three winners based on a combination of academic record, ACT/SAT test scores, school and community activities and leadership, and financial circumstances.

Amount awarded amongst applicants can be up to $1500.

Responsibilities of Recipients

Recipient must be actively enrolled in the Fall of 2024 and for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service.

Considerations Not Applicable:
Ethnicity, Gender, Financial Need, Intended Career/Major

Required Documents

  • General Application - qty 1 Click here.
  • Letter of Recommendation (letters of recommendation must be signed by the recommender before upload) - qty 2 , Letters should exemplify your character, activities, and community involvement. One letter must be from an academic source (teacher or Counselor). Letters must include author's contact information and relationship to you, the applicant.
  • Unofficial Transcript - qty 1 , Must obtain PDF from College & Career Center
  • Essay - qty 1 , Topic: Two short essay prompts. EACH prompt must be no less than 500 words and no more than 750 words. 1. Describe/discuss what your post-high school education plans are in regards to getting a degree or certification in the performing arts [Associates/Bachelor/Masters; Major/Minor/Certificate, etc]. Explain WHY you are planning on taking this path. 2. Discuss ONE person in your field of study that has made an impact and inspired you to continue your performing arts path. List your experience in the Theater Arts Department at Oak Ridge High School and explain how your experience in the Theater Arts Department at Oak Ridge High School has impacted you. (MINIMUM of one year of Drama Class at ORHS with a grade of B or better AND participation in 2 Oak Ridge Drama productions REQUIRED)., Word Count: Each prompt 500 to 750 words
  • Other - qty 1 , Signature from Parent/Guardian (if you are under 18) is required. Add a parent signature line at the bottom of your List of Theatre Experience.

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