+AAA School Safety Patrol Grant

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AAA Ohio Auto Club is offering high school seniors the opportunity to apply for one of ten $1,000 grants by competing in the AAA School Safety Patrol Grant Scholarship Program.  The program is limited to high school seniors who once served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol and is designed to help former AAA School Safety Patrol members further their education after graduation.

To enter, students must complete an application, which seeks information on academic record, safety patrol experience, in-school and out-of-school activities, and references.  Additionally, applicants must write a minimum 500 word double-spaced essay, provide school transcripts and include a letter of recommendation.

Once all applications have been reviewed, fifteen finalists will be chosen for a phone interview with members of the AAA Ohio Auto Club Traffic Safety Department, who will make the final decision.  Recipients of the grants are chosen based on their academic performance, school and community service, letter of recommendation, essay and the interview.  The five finalists who are interviewed but not awarded a $1,000 grant will receive a $250 grant.

Applications must be  submitted and postmarked no later than Friday, February 28, 2020. No application will be accepted without the signature of the School Counselor or other school official, and the applicant.

Who Can Apply?
Students from the following counties are eligible to apply: Allen, Auglaize, Belmont, Butler, Carroll, Coshocton, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Hardin, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Logan , Madison, Marion, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Union, Van Wert, Wayne, Wyandot, and City of Barberton.

How to Apply?
Students must complete a copy of the application which can be found here.  Additional information is encouraged and may be attached to the application form.  Students are also required to write a 500-word  essay, submit official school transcripts, and provide at least one letter of recommendation.  The essay question and requirements can be found below.

Essay Requirements
A 500- word (minimum) essay is required addressing the following:

  • Describe how being a member of AAA School Safety Patrol has influenced you.  What did you learn from this experience?

Make sure to touch on the following topics in your essay:

  • Describe a specific experience from the patrol that influenced you.  What did you learn from this experience?
  • What values did the AAA School Safety Patrol teach you as a young elementary student?
  • What advice would you give to current AAA School Safety Patrollers and why?

Be sure to include personal experiences and specific examples in your response.  Spelling and neatness are considered.  All essays must be typed and double-spaced.

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