Great Prairie AEA area high schools are invited to nominate one outstanding high school junior or senior student who is currently serving in one of the following areas:
- student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer;
- class president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer;
- student council representative;
- student representative to district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization.
Also to qualify, a student must be a permanent resident of the United States, currently be enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in Iowa, and have at least one parent or guardian who is a legal resident of Iowa. The foundation requires that to obtain scholarship funds, a student must, within two years after high school graduation, enroll at an accredited U.S. college or university pledging to include courses in government or related subjects to his or her undergraduate program.
Your nomination should be communicated to Shannon Johnson, at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org . Your application should be submitted by Friday, October 2, 2015, to Great Prairie AEA. In nominating your candidate, please take into consideration, in addition to the specific student elective office, the following factors:
- Leadership ability. Having been elected to school of class officer by their peers.
- High scholastic standing. Demonstrated ability to achieve.
- Ability to read, write, speak and think. (Clear speech and logical thought processes are important in question and answer session with distinguished speakers during Washington Week.)
- Community involvement. Participation in a wide spectrum of activities on and off campus. Music, sports, art, politics, social uplift.
After submitting your application, an exam time will be scheduled for a 2.5 hour block of time. The exam will cover the US Constitution and other government concepts. Testing will be administered at the GPAEA Burlington and Ottumwa offices. Testing will be scheduled between October 5- 22, 2015.
Five students achieving the top five "Qualifying Test" scores at each Area Education Agency will become eligible to write the "Essay-Completion" section of the test. The five written essays from each area education agency will be submitted to the Department of Education for determining the two state winners and two alternates.
To download application from Iowa Department of Education site: