The deadline to apply is March 10, 2023. Please help us make sure all eligible and interested senior students receive the application ASAP so they have time to complete and return it by the deadline. Please consider forwarding this to your HS Coaches and BRACE Advisors, asking them to disseminate to their senior athletes. You may also encourage your school staff to have the information posted on the school website, posted within Canvas to the Class of 2023, and posted in Naviance. Feel free to share any other ways that you can promote the scholarship to the students. We truly appreciate your help in getting the scholarship information out to the students!
We are pleased to be able to provide 4 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each, one scholarship will be awarded to a student at each school Chris Hixon worked at and one additional scholarship will be awarded countywide, each in memory and honor of Chris.
Criteria for Eligibility:
1. Must be a Student-Athlete within BCPS.
2. Must have an unweighted GPA of 3.25 minimum.
3. Must be pursuing higher education upon graduation. Either traditional post-secondary education or technical career institute.
4. Must have a minimum of 50 volunteer hours.
5. Must submit two letters of recommendation: one by an athletic coach AND one by a teacher, mentor, guidance counselor, or principal.
6. Must submit a personal essay of why they feel they deserve this scholarship. Describing sports played, academics, organizations, service to the community, short and long terms goals, and any other unique aspects that they feel would qualify them as an outstanding student-athlete and an upstanding citizen.
We rely heavily on the letters of recommendation and the personal essay to select the students we feel best represent and to whom we would like to offer the scholarship, so please emphasize this to the students and staff. We look forward to working with you on this. If you have any questions feel free to contact Debbi Hixon, her cell number is 954-658-5587.
Thank you in advance for your help with getting the word out!
Chris Hixon Athletic Scholarship Application 2023
Hixon Scholarship Application Letter.docx