The Ross Mathews Scholarship

The Optimist Club of Hillsboro offers this scholarship to a graduating Hillsboro High School senior or home schooled graduate who lives in the Hillsboro High School attendance area. It is a $2000 award.

The candidate must:

  • Be a graduating Hillsboro High School senior or home-schooled student (who lives in the Hillsboro High School attendance area).

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Be US citizen or permanent legal resident.

  • Have been accepted to a 2 or 4 year accredited school  the US with a major in human health or mortuary science.

  • Have submitted an essay of 300-500 words describing the chosen career path and the events that drove the choice. 

  • Be available to be interviewed by the Optimist selection board.

Applications are made available in the first quarter of each year. The scholarship is awarded in April/May.

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