Crown Point Community Foundation grants scholarships to AP students

2013-03-27T11:59:00Z Crown Point Community Foundation grants scholarships to AP studentsLisa Keene | Contributor
March 27, 2013 11:59 am  • 

CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School has once again benefited from a strong relationship with the Crown Point Community Foundation. For the third year in a row, the CPCF has generously awarded a grant to fund Advanced Placement end-of-course tests to students who demonstrate a financial need.

This year, Crown Point High School awarded 44 scholarships to students who plan to take one or more Advanced Placement tests in May of this year.

With the exception of math and science tests that cost $8 for an administrative fee, all other AP tests cost $89 each.

Thus far, students have signed up for 896 tests; some students are taking as many as 6 tests. To qualify for one of the 44 scholarships worth $89 each, students submitted an essay to the Scholarship Committee which comprised Advanced Placement teachers and CPHS administration. With the encouragement of AP teachers, students submitted 110 essays. As a result, the committee judged the essays on the following criteria: demonstration of need, the number of AP tests the student plans to take, and the quality of the essay.

On March 26, the scholarships were distributed to deserving students.

The Crown Point High School family, including the administration, students, parents, and teachers, are most appreciative of the Foundation’s support of the Advanced Placement program.

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