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PTSA Senior Scholarship

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Dougherty Valley High School PTSA Senior Scholarship

Spirit Award - Class of 2020

The 2019-2020 DVHS PTSA Scholarship Applications are open March 31, 2020 for college or trade-school bound Dougherty Valley High School seniors, graduating class of 2020. Note that to be eligible for apply for a PTSA scholarship award, the student must be a DVHS PTSA member in good standing at the time the application is made. If you signed up for membership after July 1, 2019, your membership is current. If you are not a member, you can signup before submitting the application and submit the receipt. Applications Due: Tuesday April 21, 2020.

Since PTSA is an organization of volunteer leaders, we are interested in learning about activities that demonstrate your leadership spirit. This "spirit of leadership" can be in your school, a service or other organization, your work, a community or even place of worship.

Applicant Eligibility:

  1. DVHS graduating senior student (Class of 2020);
  2. Attending a college, university or trade school beginning in the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021;
  3. Has a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA (as the end of fall 2019) of 3.0 or above;
  4. Is a current PTSA member as of the date of submission of the application; and
  5. Submits a completed application by April 21st at 5pm by email or google application form.


  1. Typed Application (submitted using google form or sent by email*);
  2. Most Recent Transcript (final transcript for Fall of 2019);
  3. Proof of Student PTSA Membership (as of anytime from July 1, 2019 to the date of scholarship application submission);
  4. Essay; and
  5. Two Letters of Reference emailed from reference to no later than April 21, 2020. (One must be a non-DVHS community member, e.g., service organization, scouts, employer, internship supervisor, ROP leader, place of worship) from individuals familiar with the applicant's leadership spirit.


In no more than 1000 words (which should be separately typed and attached to the application), focus on one activity and elaborate on why it is important to you. For example, how has this activity benefited you or others, how have you made a difference in a club or organization, or what effect has your service had on your own life.

PTSA Membership

The student applicant must be a current DVHS PTSA member in good standing. If you became a member anytime after July 1, 2019 and are in good standing, you qualify as a member. Attach proof of membership showing the applicant (not the parent) became a member by the time to application was submitted.

If unsure of your membership status, log in to the DVHS Webstore (if your parent took care of things, ask them to login to the webstore), and click on “my account”, which will provide an order history). If you are not able to login to confirm membership but think you already became am member, you can contact Rachel Ratcliff, Membership Chair, at To become a member if not currently one, visit the DVHS Webstore, select DVHS PTSA, and select PTSA Student Membership. After completing the transaction, attach the receipt to this application.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed Application Form*
  • Proof of PTSA Membership
  • Recent Transcript
  • Spirit of Leadership Essay
  • Two Reference Letters

Printable Application Form:

Having trouble using the Online Application? You can view/make a copy of an application you can download, print/scan/email here. Downloadable Application. Need Help? Contact us at and we'll be happy to help with any issues with downloading/submitting the application.

Congratulations 2018-19 Winners:

  • David Jung - Awarded $1500
  • Ashwat Chidambaram - Awarded $1000
  • Won Bin Lee - Awarded $1000
  • Nikita Redkar - Awarded $500
  • Vikram Balasubramanian - Awarded $500
  • David Si - Awarded $500

Congratulations 2017-18 Winners:

  • Edwin Mui - Awarded $1500
  • Meghan Burr - Awarded $1000
  • Isabella Jia - Awarded $1000
  • Alison Martin - Awarded $500
  • Rahul Reddy - Awarded $500
  • Brandon Shi - Awarded $500

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Winners:

  • Micheal Yao - Awarded $2500
  • Melieka Fathi - Awarded $2500