PTA Helen Smith Scholarship

PTA Helen Smith Scholarship

Hillcrest High School

Purpose of the Fund: Originally established by Springfield Council of PTAs in 1993 to honor a respected Springfield PTA leader, Helen Smith. Helen served as Council president 1969-1971, and as Missouri PTA president 1989-1991.Β  The scholarship is awarded to a graduating SPS senior who plans to enroll in an accredited full course of study in teacher education at a Missouri liberal arts college or university; this scholarship is rotated annually among the Springfield R-12 high schools.Β  Recipient must show need for financial assistance and be determined by the high school’s staff scholarship committee.

In order to apply for the PTA Helen Smith Scholarship, you must answer yes to the following:

  • Are you a graduating senior from Springfield Public Schools?
  • Are you accepted to a Missouri liberal arts college or university?
  • Do you have financial need? (this should be addressed in your essay.)
  • Are you planning to pursue a degree in education?


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  • Personal Information

  • MM/DD/YYYY Format (ex. 07/20/1995)
  • Parent/Guardian Name(s)

  • Signature

    By signing this application, you are verifying the accuracy of your completed form.
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  • Academic Information

  • College/University Information

  • Parent Financial Information

    Complete the financial section based on your most recent IRS 1040. If parents are divorced or separated, answer the questions for the parent in which you applicant lived with the most in the past 12 months. If the applicant has lived with both parents an equal number of days in the past 12 months, include the parent who provided the largest amount of support to the student. If that parent has remarried, the stepparent's information must be included. If the applicant has been living independently from the parent/guardian, please indicate this. If some of the questions below are not applicable, please enter N/A in the box.
  • Student Essay

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      Please upload a copy of your transcripts.
    • Please upload at least two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or coach from your high school.
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