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Gianna's Scholarships

Gianna's Cheers for Hope awards two educational scholarships to local Nutley High School seniors every academic year. Our organization currently offers two scholarships: one awarded to a current Nutley High School cheerleader on the school's  cheerleading team and one for a student in good academic standing who has displayed a great deal of strength a perseverance.

The application for our newest scholarship, "Gianna Signorile's Strength & Perseverance Scholarship" can be found below. The form asks for your name, email address, and provides a box for a supplemental essay to be uploaded to. The Gianna's Cheers for Hope: "NHS Cheer Scholarship" has no supplemental essay or additional application. 

Gianna's Cheers for Hope: NHS Cheer Scholarship ($1000)

Amount: $1,000 Dollars

Requirements: 

  • Nutley High School Senior

  • A current cheerleader on the NHS Cheering Team in good academic standing

  • Submission of the NHS Local Scholarship Application to Nutley High School's Guidance Department

  • No additional application or supplemental essay is required

Application for "Gianna Signorile's Strength & Perseverance Scholarship" ($750)

Amount: $750 Dollars

Requirements: 

  • Nutley High School Senior

  • Submission of the NHS Local Scholarship Application to Nutley High School's Guidance Department

  • Submission of a supplemental essay responding to the following prompt: "Describe a challenging obstacle you encountered in your life and the steps you took to overcome it. Reflect on the emotions you experienced during this difficult time, the strategies or support systems you utilized, and the lessons you learned from the experience. Consider how this obstacle shaped your perspective and personal growth." ​​

    • This should be submitted to the application form below in the provided space.​

    • The supplemental essay should be around 500 words. However, the form will allow you to submit up to 1000 words, if you so choose. 

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