The Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is a four-year scholarship totaling $10,000 ($2,500/Year for up to 4 years). The winner of the scholarship is guaranteed to receive the first year installment of $2,500. That will be paid directly to the Disbursement Office at his or her college and will be designated towards his/her first semester tuition. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 additional years. The recipient can remain eligible during the 3 additional years by maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA and volunteering a minimum of 15 hours with the Foundation or by participating in a minimum of two events during the course of the year (August 2012 – August 2013).
The Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2012 Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Matt Miller on June 7, 2012. Matt will be attending Shippensburg University in the fall of 2012 and he plans to major in Business, specifically, Marketing.
In order to qualify for this annual scholarship a student must:
- Be a member in good standing of his/her Henderson High School senior class.
- Have participated in the Henderson High School Boys Soccer and/or Boys Ice Hockey program for at least one full season during his/her high school career and also volunteered with the Foundation at some point OR volunteered for a minimum of 40 hours with the Foundation.
- Have maintained a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average.
- Have been scheduled to graduate from Henderson High School in June 2012.
- Have been accepted to and is planning to attend a four year college or university.
Although Matt fulfilled each one of these five requirements, (volunteering 131 hours with the Foundation) the true reason that he was awarded with the scholarship is that he demonstrated an undeniable love for the children of the City of Chester and an uncommon enthusiasm for the work of the Foundation.
Early on Matt took on the first “senior project” of the Foundation as a junior. He attacked the Fall Carnival with such energy and it was a success because of his hard work and dedication. He engaged so much of the student body at Henderson and made their first experience with the Foundation really enjoyable.
Matt followed that up by running the Fall Carnival for a second straight year! Matt was also a Warrior Guide during our inaugural year and loved his mentee, Jordan. The two of them were together at Warrior Guide events every month during Matt’s senior year. It’s obvious to anyone watching that Jordan loves and respects Matt and Matt thinks the world of Jordan.
The Board of the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation is thrilled to have been able to provide this scholarship to Matt. We are confident that he will continue to serve with the Foundation and that volunteerism will always be a part of Matt’s life. We know that the scholarship will encourage Matt to continue to use his gifts to serve his community, honor God, and remember Andrew. Congratulations, Matt! We love you and we will be praying for you!