The Tennessee Relocation Council (TRC) is proud to announce the Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Middle Tennessee area over the course of their high school career.
The TRC Scholarship was dedicated in 2017 as the Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship in honor of Peter Hiro. Peter was a pivotal member from 2012 to 2017, as well as a board & advisory board member from 2013-2016. His contributions to the Tennessee Relocation Council were immeasurable and his legacy will live on through this Scholarship.
To qualify for the scholarship, the student must have relocated more than 50 miles sometime between grades 9 (after completion of 8th grade) and 12 and changed schools due to their family’s relocation. Residence eligibility is defined as a senior attending a public school within the Middle Tennessee Public Schools system. The applicant must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale).
Students will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and on their response to an essay addressing the way they handled the challenges associated with relocating to a new area and a new high school.
A one-time award of $1,000 will be sent directly to the college that the winning applicant will be attending to assist with tuition, etc.
The winner will be cordially invited, along with his/her parent(s), to join us in person at our April TRC meeting in Nashville, at which time we will have a chance to meet them, discuss their experience, and formally award the scholarship.
For more information about the Community Outreach Committee or the 2020 TRC Scholarship Program, please contact: Natalie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or (615)484-9422
2021 TRC Scholarship Program Instructions and Application
2020 TRC Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship Awarded
The TRC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2020 TRC Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship, Lauren Price and Olivia McGlory.
Lauren Price was born in Birmingham, Alabama and moved to rural Tennessee [Pulaski] as a sophomore in high school. A “misfortune” as Lauren puts it, opened so many doors at her new school. While preparing for volleyball tryouts, she had a severe knee injury and had to have surgery. This incident forced Lauren in a different way, the need to get to know her peers and her teachers and welcoming their support. Her advice to a relocating high school student, “go out on a limb, even if you feel you’re an outsider.” Best wishes to you for your academic career at Troy University in Troy, Alabama! Click here to watch her video.
Olivia McGlory was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee and moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in her high school years. She struggled with her shyness at her new school. However, through a positive attitude, social coaching from Mom and a teacher asking her to tutor other students, she felt more confident about herself. She thought moving was going to be a disaster and it turned into a positive experience after all. Her advice to a relocating high school student, “keep a positive attitude and talk to your parents about your challenges.” Best wishes to you for your academic career at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee!