ROCHELLE — For the last several years, Rochelle Township High School and the Rochelle News-Leader have partnered to offer the annual Rochelle News-Leader Scholar-Athlete Awards, which are normally presented during the school year to two recent alums, one male and one female, who demonstrated academic and athletic excellence throughout their time as high school student-athletes. These awards have normally been presented during the school year to student-athletes who graduated during the previous year.
With an interest in offering greater opportunities for the RTHS student-athletes who’ve dedicated their time to achieving high standards in academics and athletics for the last four years, the Rochelle News-Leader will be presenting the 2021-22 Scholar-Athlete Awards in the form of two $500 scholarships. These cash scholarships will be presented to two graduating senior student-athletes during the RTHS Honors Night on May 2. The Rochelle News-Leader is excited to offer these scholarships to senior student-athletes looking to further their education and possibly their athletic careers at the college level.
The Rochelle News-Leader will select two winners for the $500 cash scholarships, one male and one female, who’ve demonstrated high standards in academics and athletics at RTHS. Winners will be selected from applications that are submitted in full. Applications are free to submit and can be completed by either student-athletes or their parents/guardians. The deadline for submitting applications to the RTHS Counseling Center office will be Friday, April 15 at 5 pm
Additionally, student-athletes who apply for a scholarship must fulfill the following requirements:
- Students must be seniors who are eligible to graduate this spring.
- Students must be attending a college/university for the upcoming fall semester.
- Students must have participated in at least one sport throughout their time at Rochelle Township High School. Additional sports or activities are a bonus.
- Students must have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher to receive a cash scholarship.
The 2021-22 Rochelle News-Leader Scholar-Athlete application is available on the RTHS Counseling Center website at http://www.rthsd212.org/counseling-center. Completed applications can be submitted to the RTHS Counseling Center office. Questions or concerns can be directed to Rochelle News-Leader Sports Editor Russ Hodges at [email protected]