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Haggerty Math & Science Scholarship Program
The Patrick E. Haggerty Math and Science Program was established in 1988 by retired Texas Instruments (TI) executive Richard J. Hanschen, in honor of the former TI chief executive officer and Jesuit benefactor. Inspired by the critical nature of education to the nation’s future, the program is designed to:
- Encourage and recognize academic achievement in mathematics and science.
- Create a passion for the study of mathematics and science that continues beyond the Jesuit experience to collegiate studies.
- Provide the motivation to contribute, through career choices, to the disciplines of mathematics, science, technology and medicine.
- Foster the development of leaders who will emerge from the technical disciplines to help shape the future of industry, education and society.
The Haggerty Math and Science Program is funded through eleven individual endowment funds that as of 2017 totaled $1.4 million.
Recipients, who must apply annually, are chosen by the mathematics and science faculties on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, service to community and character. Annually, forty-five students, fifteen from each of the upper grades, are selected for this program, with each receiving a $1,500 merit award.
Applications for the 2017-18 Haggerty Math and Science Scholarship Program are now being accepted. The link is provided below.
Please see your math or science teacher for details. Contact Mr. Dondis if you have issues with the application or with Moodle.
Selected recipients will be announced at the Convocation ceremonies in May 2017.
- Students are only eligible if they have 90 GPA, or better, in a regular math/science course or 85 GPA, or better, in an advanced/honors math/science course (determined by 5th 6-week grade report on April 7, 2017)
- Applications Due: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. (You may revisit your application on the Moodle page until the due date)
- Applications are only accepted for current Jesuit freshman, sophomores and juniors. Incoming and newly accepted students are not eligible for the program.
Things to Consider
- The application can only be submitted digitally. Please be prepared to answer the following questions:
- In 300 words or less, please describe three activities in which you have participated while a student at Jesuit that have contributed to your development as a leader and prospective math and science scholar. Include leadership positions or contributions. (Freshmen applicants may include 8th grade activities.)
- In 300 words or less, describe three of your community service involvements. Please include the type of activity, frequency of involvement, and how each project helped you in the process of becoming a man for others.
- Select a current event or topic related to math and/or science that interests and inspires you. In 300 words or less, describe how it impacts your life and/or how you plan to impact it.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.