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Senior Scholarship

dvhs ptsa "spirit of leadership" applications.  now open

DVHS PTSA Senior Scholarship "Spirit of Leadership" Applications

Applications Due: Friday, May 6, 2022


The DVHS PTSA is proud to announce that our 2021-2022 Annual Senior Scholarship Applications are now OPEN for college or trade-school-bound Dougherty Valley High School seniors, graduating class of 2022.

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 from your experience at your school, service, or other organization, your work, community, or place of worship.

Note: To be eligible to apply for a PTSA scholarship award, the student must be a DVHS PTSA member in good standing when the application is submitted. Your membership is current if you signed up for a membership after July 1, 2021. If you are not a member, the student must sign-up before applying. Applications submitted without proof of membership will be deemed incomplete and not considered if they are not complete by the May 6 deadline.

Please refer to the application form for more details and to apply. For questions, please email DVHS PTSA.

2021 dvhs ptsa senior scholarship winners

Each year, DVHS PTSA is proud to award a total of $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. This year’s applicants for the "Spirit of Leadership" scholarship awards displayed a wide array of accomplishments at DVHS, how they impacted their communities, and where they see themselves in the larger world.

This year's winners are:

  1. Visakh Arora
  2. Sarah Yao
  3. Daniela Wise
  4. Jennifer Duka

Hearty congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to all the participants in this year's program. For questions, please contact

Our committee was impressed by the caliber of the candidates’ leadership. A few examples of our applicants' leadership experiences and contributions included:

  • The application of technology and engineering skills to lead and benefit others;
  • Environmental activism and education;
  • Artistic expression and creativity through plays, musicals, and theatre;
  • Civic leadership in journalism, Model UN, and political science;
  • Creation of non-profit organizations such as an environmental policy education platform for children; a clothing line with proceeds that benefit Mental Health America; and self-designed greeting cards that benefit Lucile Packard;
  • Volunteering thousands of hours to multiple philanthropies, community outreach, and church activities;
  • Thousands of hours dedicated to sports as Scholar-Athletes; and
  • Assuming the role of family caregiver at a young age.

Each embodied the “Spirit of Leadership” in their own amazing way.