Dr. James Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Johnson County Community Foundation

Dr. James Dixon Memorial Scholarship is offered to Johnson County resident student who deserves as he or she can how a turnaround in effort and performance by the junior year. The fund is given to awardee who is pursuing a full-time four years of undergraduate study.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    Applicants must be pursuing studies on a full-time basis.
  • Residence:
    The scholarship is open to a Johnson County resident.
  • College:
    The student applicant must be pursuing four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited public or private college or university.
  • Miscellaneous:
    Students who can demonstrate a turnaround in performance and effort during or by their junior year and academic preparation and potential for success in college and the chosen area of study.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Provide an essay (double spaced and typed) answering one of the following three questions: 1) Dr. Dixon believed that honesty and character were extremely important traits in a person. Please tell us about your personality traits and why you feel they are important, 2) One of the special considerations for recipient selection is someone who has had a turnaround in performance and effort in his or her junior year. Please describe in detail your journey through high school and how your performance and effort has improved as a senior, 3) Dr. Dixon believed one should serve as a role model to others and to fulfill leadership roles, either directly or indirectly. Please tell us how you have been a role model to someone or viewed as a leader.Provide a brief statement of special considerations if applicable may be asked.
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Provide two recommendations one from a teacher, and one from a non-family member, such as a community leader, coach, minister, employer, service group leader, etc.

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