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
2021 TRC Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship Awarded
The TRC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2021 TRC Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship Brandon Arrieta (1st Place/ERC Match) and Daniel Martin.
Brandon Arrieta was born in California, but moved to Ensenada, Mexico when he was 5 years old. Due to his father’s work, Brandon relocated to Spring Hill, TN during high school after living in Mexico for 11 years. In Brandon’s essay he describes how he overcame the challenges of relocating and the cultural differences he encountered. Brandon also provided our readers with great advice for others who are experiencing a similar situation. Kim Smith with Chase interviewed Brandon. To watch his interview, please click here.
Daniel Matin was born in Atlanta and moved to Franklin, TN prior to his sophomore year. Daniel had relocated many times over the years. However, this relocation was especially challenging due to overcoming family difficulties. He described in his essay how he overcame those challenges and shared advice for other students relocating. Darrah O’Brien with Plus Relocation interviewed Daniel. To watch his interview, please click here.