2021 PTSA Scholarship Winners
The Johns Creek PTSA is proud to award deserving seniors with college scholarships to further their education in recognition of their accomplishments while in high school. This year’s winners have shown dedication to not only their school and fellow students, but also to their families and local community.
The Trailblazer award goes to a student demonstrating extreme depth in one or two activities during their years at JCHS. This student has embraced their passion and grown with it, while maintaining high grades and being a leader in the field.
This year we are recognizing Aditya Bora. Adi has been involved in the Robotics program at Johns Creek and has had the opportunity to present his projects at events like the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, and NASA Conrad Innovation Challenge. He was a leader in fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration and recruiting new members for the Robotics team. As a result, the club grew, and they won 3 Innovation in Control awards and were one of 8 teams in the state to be selected for the international championship. Congratulations, Adi!
The All-Rounder Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has been involved in many different clubs, activities, and jobs both inside the walls of JCHS and beyond. The PTSA recognizes a student with multiple talents who projects “do-it-all” energy, while growing in their activities and showing great leadership.
This year’s award is presented to Jessica Tang. Jessica plays both the piano and the cello at high levels, competing in international piano competitions and being selected for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for Cello and acted as section leader for the JCHS Chamber Orchestra. She is also passionate about STEM, where she participates in Girls in STEM, Girls Who Code, and tutors math and physics. She is also involved in Student Government, Junior Civitans, Beta Club, and FBLA. Congratulations, Jessica!
The Laurel Schmitt Service Scholarship focuses on community service. This year’s two winners both demonstrate giving to our school and the greater Atlanta community, as well as service done on a national or international level. For the Laurel Schmitt Service Scholarship, we have two winners:
Molly McIlhinney and Izzy Nolton.
The JCHS PTSA is thrilled to announce that we will again be sponsoring three scholarships for JCHS seniors this year! We will continue to provide the JCHS PTSA Laurel Schmitt Service Scholarship (which we have awarded since the year our doors opened), as well as the JCHS PTSA Trailblazer Scholarship and the JCHS PTSA All-Rounder Scholarship. These scholarships are not heavily weighted for academic excellence and students who have a cumulative weighted average of 80% may apply. The three scholarships will be awarded for the following:
JCHS PTSA LAUREL SCHMITT SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship focuses on community service. The winner(s) of this scholarship will demonstrate service to our school, the greater Atlanta community as well as service done on a national or international level. Seniors who apply will be required to fill out an application and may be asked to provide references. The JCHS PTSA Scholarship committee will evaluate the applications received and choose finalists who will interview with a panel of community members. The winner(s) of this scholarship will be announced at Honors Night in the spring.
JCHS PTSA TRAILBLAZER SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship will seek out seniors who have demonstrated extreme depth in one or two activities during their years at JCHS. Students who have embraced their passion and grown with it during high school should apply for this scholarship. Seniors who apply will be required to fill out an application, turn in “verification of involvement” sheets filled out by teachers and/or club sponsors, and answer a short essay question. They may also receive a request to submit a short video. The JCHS Scholarship Committee will select the winner(s) of this scholarship and the winner(s) will be announced at Honors Night in the spring.
JCHS PTSA ALL-ROUNDER SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is directed toward seniors who have been involved in many different clubs, activities, and jobs both inside the walls of JCHS and beyond. The PTSA will recognize students with multiple talents who project “do-it-all” energy. Applicants for this scholarship are encouraged to have continuity in their many activities and show growth within their activities as well as leadership. Seniors who apply for this scholarship will be required to fill out an application and may be asked to provide references. The JCHS Scholarship Committee will select the winner(s) of this scholarship and the winner(s) of this scholarship will be announced at Honors Night in the spring.
All scholarship winners must be attending a college or university in the fall of 2021. Winners of the PTSA scholarships may be asked for verification of college acceptance before receiving their scholarship money.
The PTSA Scholarship Committee will consist of JCHS parents and community members. The only requirement is that committee members do not currently have a senior.
The scholarship applications will be published on the JCHS PTSA Website (jchsptsa.com) applications will be accepted until 10:00 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Any seniors who are interested in PTSA scholarships are encouraged to go to our website once the applications are published and read through the applications for more information and details. All scholarship applicants must be student members of the JCHS PTSA for the current school year and students must have joined PTSA by February 21, 2021, to be eligible
We encourage all seniors to apply!
If you do not have a membership, please go to https://johnscreekhsptsa.
- log in to https://johnscreekhsptsa.
- click on your user name in the top right corner of the screen,
- click on the membership tab
- Each family member should be listed as well as their membership status
- If the student doesn’t have a membership, but their family made a Donation, email a request to update the student’s membership status to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If no one in the family has a membership, click on “My Account”, “Forms and Paperwork,” and choose your membership level and proceed with the form and payment.