Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship


March 15, 2024

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  • Applicants for the Richard J Holland Memorial Scholarship must plan to enroll or be enrolled in full time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire academic year. Must demonstrate leadership and participation in extracurricular activities and demonstrate financial need. The award is renewable up to 3 years. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale for High School applicant) or 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale for College applicant) and plan to enroll or be enrolled in full time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire academic year. Students coming from families with total incomes less than $100,000 annually or with an extenuating circumstance (medical, recent job change, etc.) should apply.

    The selection board will evaluate applications for prior academic performance, as reflected in grade point average, performance on standardized aptitude tests such as SAT and ACT (if available), demonstrated leadership and personal attributes and applicant’s goals and aspirations. Demonstration of personal values and financial need will also be considered. Create a video to convey to us something you are passionate about and why in a 3-5 minute video. Past winners have included topics as wide as movies, knitting, foundations they’ve started, robotics, basketball, and volunteering. Show us your personality and don’t be afraid to show your authentic self.
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Cheikh N  on 1/19/2021 7:26:01 PM

Hello My name is Cheikh and I am applying for this scholarship because my me and my family need financial assistance. I am currently enrolled at Albright College and my family are trying there best the pay the necessary fee's. I am a student athlete, the sport I play is soccer and I am really good at what I do. I want to continue going college to obtain my degree in international business while playing soccer so that I can have a bright future.Winning this scholarship will give the boost needed for me and my family.

Haley S.  on 5/1/2020 5:37:35 PM

I am currently applying for this scholarship because my family and I are in need for financial assistance for college. I have a 4.0 GPA and would also love to play basketball in college. I know my three younger siblings will also be attending college and I would hate for my debt to discourage them, or for them and my parents to suffer just for me to get a good education. My dreams and goals are big, and I am willing to put in the work, I just need a little assistance with college funds. I hope to go into pre-med to eventually make it to a pediatric doctor, or to become a nurse for children. I am applying for this scholarship because I feel it is a great opportunity and I want to help my parents as I am the first of 4 children who will be attending college.

Trinity G  on 4/6/2020 6:48:26 PM

Hi, I’m Trinity and I am apply for this scholarship because of the need of going to a great college that would benefit my education . I just have been accepted into an I’ve league college and it is not cheap. I need help financially, so winning this scholarship can help with my cost through college .

Nicole G  on 3/15/2020 12:53:25 AM

Why should students break their backs drowning in debt? Why should this be a problem for an education? I am also a struggling student with big dreams as any other; but my dream includes finding a way to help decrease scholarship needs all over the country. I plan to use my college to help the communities around the world achieve stability and opportunity towards higher education.

Cassandra B  on 3/14/2020 4:54:07 PM

I am a sophomore in college and I am applying for this scholarship because I need help with financial assistance for college. I am pursuing a career in criminal justice and my goal is work in forensics

Anisa Q  on 3/14/2020 2:40:02 AM

I am interested in applying for this scholarship because I need assistance with college funds. My parents are very hardworking, but will really require a lot of help to send me to college. I am very hardworking and over the years have studied very hard to reach the goal to go to college. When I was in third grade, I won the opportunity to attend a private school every summer, free of charge, until I was in high school. I learned so much attending the exclusive private schools. Even at the early age of 8, I knew that I would graduate high school and move on to attend college to allow me to study Forensic Science which is my number one true passion. With my tenacity and my thirst for finding answers, I will be a benefit to society as a great Forensic Scientist.

Andrew S  on 3/12/2020 11:02:29 PM

I am applying for this scholarship to help me reach my college goals. I am being raised by a single mother that doesn't have the means to help me through college, I applied at UNLV for the Engineering program to get my BS in Mechanical Engineering all while at the same time i'll be in the Reserves and after I get my BS I will go for my Masters in Nuclear Engineering then will be going into the Navy as an officer in the Navy as a Nuclear Engineer to serve my country. I would be the first male on my fathers side to go to college.

Yaseen J  on 3/12/2020 2:45:57 PM

I am applying for the scholarship to help fund my college education. I come from a single parent home, where my mom is the sole provider for my sister and I. I will be the first male in my family to graduate from high school, let alone get accepted into a university. My mom is not able to pay for any of my college education or get loans on my behalf, so I am hoping I can get some help in the form of scholarships. My end goal is to obtain my J.D. and pass the bar examination so I can act as leader and advocate for people in need. I want to advocate for children and people unjustly accused of crimes.

Victoria J  on 3/11/2020 9:32:15 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I am pursuing a career that will require a medical background. I am currently a Freshman at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. I work part-time for a nonprofit organization called New York Edge/SASF. I work as a counselor for IEP students. They come into the program after school with many challenges both physical and mental. As a counselor, I am there to offer a safe space and coping skills. This job has propelled me to become a Behavior Therapist for young adults.

Kayle M  on 3/10/2020 7:44:05 PM

I'm entering to pay off my student loans

Jonathan P  on 3/10/2020 11:21:13 AM

I am applying for this scholarship to help support my education and lower the cost of attending a University. I can reach my goals without the anxiety of being in student loan debt and to relieve my parents of their financial responsibility.

David W  on 3/10/2020 9:34:22 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I feel it is a great opportunity and I want to help my parents as I am the first of 4 children who will be attending college.

Owen P  on 3/9/2020 8:53:25 PM

I will be a freshman playing football at Butler University next fall, I was a team captain of my high school football team and plan to continue developing my leadership skills in college. I am an elementary education major and with teaching hope to continue my passion for football by coaching a high school team. As much as I want to go, my parents have little to no money for me and only have an academic scholarship so far, but with a 23 ACT and 3.6 GPA that is not looking like it will be enough.

Mica B  on 3/7/2020 8:13:18 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I have a large passion for what I intend to major in, but would not be able to go to a university without some extra aid. My parents recently divorced and my father refused to pay any bills, and as the case was uncontested and I am nearly 18, fighting him for it seemed impossible and irresponsible as it may damage the relationship further. This leaves my mother a single parent and my income regularly helps pay for groceries and other bills. This scholarship would allow me to go to university and pursue my dreams of becoming a counselor to help people of all ages come into their better selves. This passion comes from a quote I read once: "be the person you needed when you were younger." This stuck by me and has been my inspiration and encouragement to work hard every day, which can be seen in my transcript and my person. I was able to balance extracurriculars, as many advanced courses as I was interested in taking, and maintain my high class rank. Academically, I know I will excell in college, the only thing holding me back is the financial burden it would place on my mother. So, in all honesty, I am applying for this scholarship for my mother. I want her to know my future is secure and that I will be able to chase my dreams. I want her to never have to worry about me holding myself back for her benefit. While this will benefit me the most, the emotional security and relief this would bring her is immense. It's more important than any education I would be using it for.

Sarah D  on 3/5/2020 12:50:10 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I am pursuing a career that requires medical school, and I am solely responsible for paying for my college education. I don't want student debt to stop me from pursuing psychiatry. I'm not receiving any assistance, and any amount of money for school would be greatly appreciated.

Dayne L  on 3/3/2020 4:31:54 PM

I am currently applying for this scholarship because my family and I are in need for financial assistance for college. I have a 3.8 GPA and 21 on the ACT. My father is a single father who works in law enforcement, and my mother is remarried, but my stepfather is in a wheelchair. I plan to pursue a degree in Nursing at Mississippi State University. Any form of money for school would be greatly appreciated.

Shawna H  on 3/3/2020 3:59:07 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because the money would help me so much. I have a twin brother and step sister both going to college next year, so I am doing anything I can to lighten the burden on my parents.

Ximena T  on 3/2/2020 12:58:13 PM

I am applying because I do not want finances to keep me from reaching my full potential within the medical field.

Adrienne M  on 3/2/2020 10:03:01 AM

I am interested in the scholarship because of financial need. I want to earn my degree, and not be faced with student loans after graduating.

Tayah L  on 3/1/2020 9:18:35 PM

I am a pre-major going to ASU. I played multiple sports in High School as well as volunteer work. I could really use this scholarship to help pay for college as my parents are tying to pay for two kids in college as my brother is in his 2nd year.

Umme M  on 2/21/2020 9:05:29 PM

I am interested in this scholarship because I want to attend college, but do not have the financial ability.

Sophie R.  on 2/14/2020 6:49:57 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I hear 1000s of college students each year are in a lot of debt and I am trying to avoid this as much as possible. I have dyslexia and am paying for college on my own. I have to spend hours studing each night and it can be hard for me to balance my part time job. This scholarship would help me out so much!

Brayan Ochoa  on 2/13/2020 12:42:42 PM

I am interested in applying for this scholarship. I am a first generation freshman college DACA student. I am a full time student and work full time. I am also part of the leadership.I would love to be involved in sports but I have no time. This scholarship would allow me to play sports and join other programs on campus.

Chris M  on 2/13/2020 10:44:56 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because it is a great opportunity!  on 2/10/2020 1:41:52 PM

The award is renewable up to 3 years. We list those scholarships at the full amount available which is why this one is listed at $10,000.

Lauren C  on 2/8/2020 4:11:42 PM

Just so people know, the site itself shows 2,500 as the amount--not 10,000.

Kyra H  on 2/7/2020 3:09:03 PM

I am applying for this scholarship and many others because education is very important and I am going to make a difference within the legal field.

tyron s  on 1/23/2020 9:53:33 AM

The reason I'm applying for the scholarships is because i would like to not be in debt and have most of my college paid for and create a good life.

Jenna S  on 1/18/2020 12:55:10 PM

I am a 12 grader in high school and I absolutely want to be a teacher. I have been in early childhood pathway all 4 years in high school and I work at a preschool/daycare. I recently got accepted into Wesley college the Dover campus and I’m going for education K~8 staying for my all 4 years. I have to pay for college on my own in a way.. my parents are divorced due to there heavy drinking problem in the past with domestic violence in the home. My mom is doing everything she can but I feel as if I can do this by myself. Scholarships will really help ,e out especially during this time.

Mari-Hanna N  on 1/16/2020 9:20:37 PM

My dream is to attend Lyon College and major in Biology for 4 years, and then I plan to further my academics by attending Dental School. I have played many years of sports, attended church, been involved in clubs and my community. My family was never the strong financial one that I plan to be, but I need help getting there and living my dream.

Gavin P  on 1/8/2020 11:12:14 AM

My dream for my future is to become a physical therapist and help people in need. I plan to go to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and study there for 4 or more years to gain the degrees I need to succeed in my life. After undergraduate school, I plan to go back to graduate school at Ohio University.

Craig W  on 6/4/2019 8:50:30 PM

My dream is to be a computer engineer, and some day come back so I can volunteer my time with YMCA or any boys and girl club that will allow me to come and share my knowledge, skills in computer engineering with the youth, so they too would want to go to school and make something of their life. This would also be a blessing for for my mom, this would not only help her with my tuition fees it would also be a a lot help to me, not having to find a job my freshman, to help my mother pay for college.

Trent B  on 3/2/2019 7:24:28 PM

Such a great kid to look up to even after he has passed. Such an impact he made on many people, clearly! Thanks for sharing!

Benedicta M  on 2/24/2019 10:32:44 PM

I want to go to college to become a veterinarian. My plan is to take biology, zoology and learn about wildlife,

Nicholas V  on 11/19/2018 12:25:09 PM

My son is pursuing a career in Astrophysics. Currently he developed a Facebook page and astronomy club with the town Mayor and council. He has well over 122 members (adults) and growing. Schedules monthly meetings (outdoor ) with sophisticated telescopes teaching the stars. He was personally invited by his Pascack Valley district to attend a stem program in Europe including a tour and lecture at CERN.