A PLUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO A+ REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS OF 2021
A+ Scholarship program overview
This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. Many 4 year Universities are also offering Scholarships and incentives to A+ Scholarship Program graduates.
In 1997 Oak Park High School became an A+ designated high school. Since then Oak Park High School has had over 2,400 students graduate with A+, who have submitted over 172,000 hours of tutoring and mentoring.
The Class of 2018 graduated 121 of its students with A+! Between the entire class over 11,705 tutoring and mentoring hours were earned! Many of these students are using their A+ Scholarship at local Universities and Community Colleges, valued at over $1,195,200 of scholarship dollars.
*How your college will know you are an A+ Graduate? They will know by your final high school transcript. All you have to do is request your final transcript from the Registrar to have your final transcript sent to your school(s) of choice. If you meet all requirements it will have an A+ Seal noting you are an A+ Graduate. This is the official document proving your A+ eligibility. Please know that it takes some time for this to process. If your school doesn’t note that you are an A+ graduate, talk to your admissions counselor first.
Available A+ Scholarships
Steps to completing A+
to high school graduation).
c. Meet all eligibility requirements by graduation
d. Request a copy of your final transcript be sent to the
school of your choice.
Job Shadow or Internship earn up to 12.5 hours shadowing or interning with someone of your choice. Student are required to set this up for themselves and it must be unpaid and outside of school times. Form
Summer School Tutoring please contact Mrs. Irr to check out availability.
The following criteria must all be met for eligibility in the A+ Student Financial Incentive Program:
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Reimbursement for tuition and general fees* subject to legislative appropriation paid for by the state to any of Missouri's public community colleges, career technical schools and one private technical school. When state funds are available, students also can be reimbursed for up to 50% of their textbook purchases. Funding for the Student Financial
Incentives will be made available after the student has made a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment. Parents must complete and send in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Parental income is NOT a criteria for A+ student incentive reimbursements.
Students may receive this incentive for a maximum of six (6) semesters, must be enrolled as a FULL-TIME student and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the institution. Students are eligible to use the incentive for UP TO FOUR years after high school graduation.
All funds for the A+ Scholarship Pam are subject to yearly state budgetary appropriations.
Fees are limited to general fees that all students are required to pay.
Funds become available semester following the student's graduation.
*Incentives portion of the A+ Scholarship Program is the sole responsibility of the State of Missouri.
Student Agreement Form (enroll in the program - only need one for all of High School career)
A+ Tutor Log/Hours Form
Pre-Approved Internship/Job Shadow Form (up to 12.5 earn-able hours)
A+ Approved College Visit Form (up to 4 per student for an A+ excused absent)
Attendance Appeal Application (completed senior year)
Citizenship Appeal Application (completed year of infraction)
A+ Tutoring Block Application (senior's only)
Tuesday/Wednesday Night Tutor Application
MCC Leadership Grant Application