It’s not often that a scholarship such as this one comes along. Hiram College is presenting its 2016 “Terrier Scholarship” to students everywhere. The Hiram College Terrier Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to five incoming students who have a terrier or love terriers. Here we are at prime time on Nov. 19 for applying to schools and the timing for Hiram is perfect. The scholarship is likely the first-ever offered to students because of their love for dogs, in particular terriers.
Hiram College was founded in 1850 and is a most respected liberal arts institution located in Ohio. The higher learning institute draws students from the entire United States and 20 foreign countries. It offers an extensive and respected study program abroad and is one of 10 percent of colleges to be “awarded a chapter of the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa.” It registers 1,100 students in traditional programs and enrolls 200 adult learners in its extensive Weekend College and Graduate Studies programs.
Students can apply for the Terrier Scholarship until Dec. 31, 2015, or sooner. Each applicant should take a picture or a 15-second video of self AND his or her terrier, OR a terrier he or she loves. Submissions should depict how the terrier is special to the student – Hiram suggests the picture or film can show how the terrier is a special member of the student’s family, or how the dog is a best friend, or how the dog is a fast learner or any creative other ideas. Hiram’s mascot is a white bull terrier, but the Terrier Scholarship is open to owners, fans and lovers of any terrier.
Selecting the winners will be a panel of Hiram media and photography specialists. They will choose from all of the entries and select five ultimate recipients based on their creativity and originality of photo and film submissions. It is important to note that Hiram has “no academic or need-based requirement” to win the Terrier Scholarship, per spokeswoman Cristine Boyd. The names of recipients will be made public in February 2016.
Hiram’s vice president of enrollment, Lindajean Heller Western, said:
The Terrier Scholarship is our way of paying tribute to our long-time mascot, the bull terrier, and rewarding prospective students for their creativity and drive to become a Hiram student. We know how special our Terrier is, and now we want to see what makes other terriers great!
Hiram will accept Terrier Scholarship applications from now through Dec. 31, 2015. A panel of Hiram media and photography specialists will choose five scholarship recipients based on the creativity and originality of photo and video submissions. Scholarship recipients will be notified and publicly announced in February 2016. More information about scholarships at Hiram College can be found at this Hiram.edu page.
Even though Hiram College’s mascot is a white bull terrier, applicants should note that the Terrier Scholarship is available to owners and fans of any breed of terrier, large or small.
Western noted that applying to college and going through the whole financial process can be stressful. In Hiram’s Terrier Scholarship, the process is fun and enjoyable. Also, students should remember:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but, in this case, it could be worth $1,000.”