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The New Orleans Saintsations to Offer "Spirit Award" Scholarship

Deadline to send application is Dec. 1, 2012


The New Orleans Saintsations Offer "Spirit Award", presented by the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, to a qualified high school senior scheduled to graduate from High School in the spring of 2012 with a passion for dance.

The purpose of the "Spirit Award"is to honor a qualified high school student with a $1,500.00monetary donation to pursue a degree at a four-year college or university of the recipients' choice.


*The recipient must have graduated from a high school located in

Louisiana or Mississippi, be currently active on their high school dance or cheer team during their senior year and represent the ideals of the Saintsations organization by exemplifying a healthy lifestyle, demonstrating a positive role-model to younger students, participating in community service and high school extracurricular activities and be a good representative of the high school they attend. The award will be paid directly to the college or university to be applied to the recipient's school expense.

The Selection Criteria for the award will be based upon the following:

  • GPA (2.5 or better)
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • School activities
  • Noteworthy achievements
  • Awards and recognition
  • Community and personal activities
  • Dance/Cheer coach or school Principal Letter of Recommendation
  • One page Essay titled, "The Life Lessons I've Learned from Dance and Cheer"
  • Evaluation of a submitted recorded performance

Direct relatives of the Royal Sonesta Hotel and New Orleans Saintsations are not eligible.

Application Requirements:

Applicants must:

-Complete the 2012 Spirit Award Application

  • Be a current Louisiana or Mississippi High School senior who will graduate in the

spring of 2012.

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be nominated by a high school dance team, cheer coach or school principal
  • Recipient must be a resident of the United States and the university or college

must be located in the United States.

Award winner will be announced at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in December, 2012.

Recipient will need to be present at the December 30, 2012 New Orleans Saints home game, where the award will be publicly presented to the recipient by representatives from both the Royal Sonesta Hotel and the New Orleans Saintsations.   The "Spirit Award" is based strictly on merit and not financial need. Candidates are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis and consistent with the purpose. Criteria such as age, religion, race, ethnic group or gender are not used in our selection process.

To apply for the scholarship, fill out this application.

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