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Award Programs

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all awards programs or recognitions. The links below are ones commonly sought by our community.

Local Scholarships for Seniors

The counseling office communicates information to GVHS seniors related to local scholarships. Most scholarship application deadlines are at the end of March. No late applications are accepted. Students will be notified via email in May if they have or haven't been awarded a scholarship. Video award presentations will be posted on our website annually, and recipients and families will be invited via email to the annual Senior Awards Reception.

National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year. High School students who meet published program entry and participation requirements enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) at the specified time in the high school program, usually as juniors. 

Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either Commended Students or Semifinalists.

For more information, visit the National Merit Scholaship Program website.

President’s Volunteer Service Award

PVSA APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2024
This is a strict deadline. Forms received after this date will be denied.

Click here to submit an application

 

Age Group Bronze Silver Gold
Teens (11-15) 50-74 hours 75-99 hours 100+ hours
Young Adults (16-25) 100-174 hours 175-249 hours 250+ hours

 

Students at Great Valley Middle School and Great Valley High School may be eligible to receive The President’s Volunteer Service Award for completed community service during the year (May - April). The Award recognizes the important role of volunteers and honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities.

This program is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and managed in partnership with Points of Light. It is not a program of the Great Valley School District; however, the Great Valley School District does submit the application on the students’ behalf as a qualified organization. For more information on the program, please visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

Questions about the President’s Volunteer Service Award may be directed to the Communications Office by calling (610) 889-2100, ext. 52126, or emailing pvsa@gvsd.org

Senior Awards

Video presentations of senior scholarship awards are posted annually on this site.