Head Family Women in Science Scholarship – Additional Essay Required


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  • Award: One $1,000 award
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Hidden Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Demonstrated passion and dedication to the sciences, leadership potential, and a commitment to personal and academic development. An applicant will more likely be chosen if they exhibit an aggressive work ethic and a desire to make a change in the field of sciences.
  • Application: Apply by completing the JCEF Local Scholarship Application, and turn in supplemental questions to Carla Carter at HVHS.
  • Additional Criteria:
    • A brief, written response to each of the following questions:
      •  Please elaborate on two high school activities that had the most influence on you.
      • Please describe your most challenging job and how you overcame the challenges.
      • What three classes were most relevant in helping prepare you for your career?
      • Describe your leadership experience? How would you describe your leadership style?
      • Who is your role model? Why?
      • What is the biggest problem you see today in the way modern science is being conducted? What would you do to be a part of the solution?
  • Use of Funds: May be used at any accredited two or four year colleges, trade or technical schools, or for training in an accredited apprenticeship program. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients’ college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemption Process: Donor provides a check to the accredited college, vocational or technical school upon obtaining proof of enrollment from the recipients. Contact Carla Carter, Career & College Advocate at Hidden Valley High.
  • About the Scholarships: Marybeth Head is an alumni of Hidden Valley High. She is currently an Operations Officer on NOAA Ship Fairweather, a hydrographic survey vessel that maps the ocean to support safe navigation and commerce in Alaska