Scholarship Contest

Demonstrate Your Dragon Spirit!

With a dragon as its school mascot, AZ Academy has embraced its characteristics and has identified the key traits we look for in students. Using a small-group instructional model with hands-on learning experiences woven throughout the curriculum, our students creatively stretch their imaginations, explore their passions in innovative ways, and generously dedicate themselves to service learning. This is the true DRAGON SPIRIT!

AZ Academy is seeking new students who exemplify dragon spirit through a scholarship contest for elementary (1-4th grade), middle school (5-8th grade) and high school (9-12th grade) students. In each division, the winner will receive a scholarship to attend AZ Academy in the fall of 2013. Entries are to be delivered to the AZ Academy office by 3pm on Wednesday, May 15th. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 17th.

Does your child have dragon spirit? Read the description of each competition below to see if AZ Academy is a school where your child will be embraced to blossom and shine. Our mission is to inspire students to reach their full potential, but they aren’t just words. Let us show you the AZ Academy Difference!

ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Dragons demonstrate…Imagination, Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Curiosity

“Having an explorative spirit, the dragon people are very imaginative. They are suitable for any occupation owing to their adaptable nature…A beautiful creature, the dragon happens to be flamboyant and colorful. Dragon personality traits range from being energetic to irrepressible and gifted. They are fearless and confident and ready to take up any challenge. In most cases they happen to be successful.”

Purpose: Using the description provided above, students should develop a project that demonstrates how they exemplify Dragon Spirit. This is an opportunity to showcase their imagination, enthusiasm for learning, and their natural curiosity. The medium options are diverse to encourage innovation and creativity.

Eligibility: Students entering grades 1-4 for the 2013-2014 school year are eligible.

Media Options: Projects may be a collage, a poster, a painting, a diorama, or a project board. Notes: Work must clearly represent student effort with minimal adult assistance. Consideration for age will be given to each applicant.

Due Date: Projects are due on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by 3:00PM at the main office at AZ Academy.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Dragons demonstrate…Innovation, Adaptability, Passion, and Ambition

“Those who are born in the dragon year are innovative, self-assured, brave, enterprising, conceited, passionate, and quick-tempered. The Dragons are often referred to as the free spirits of Chinese Zodiac. Their creative sparks get destroyed when they are restricted. Hence dragon people always look to be free and uninhibited…A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.”

Purpose: Using the description provided above, students should develop a project that demonstrates how they exemplify Dragon Spirit. This is an opportunity to showcase their pursuit of passions, their adaptability to an ever changing world, and their ambitions for the future. The medium options are diverse to encourage innovation and creativity.

Eligibility: Students entering grades 5-8 for the 2013-2014 school year are eligible.

Media Options: Projects may be a Power Point presentation, a video, an essay, a scrapbook, or a work of art with an abstract. Notes: Work must clearly represent student effort with minimal adult input. Consideration for age will be given to each applicant. Work should take no more than 10 minutes for committee viewing or review.

Due Date: Projects are due on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by 3:00PM at the main office at AZ Academy.

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Dragons demonstrate…Generosity, Character, Helpfulness, and Dedication

“Helping others is something that they find pleasure in. One can always count on the dragons for help. They make friends very easily because of their generous personalities. Yet they can be solitary reapers at heart. Those who are born in the Year of the Dragon have a love for outdoor activities and nature. They are extroverts who have a deep love for nature…They are suitable for any occupation owing to their adaptable nature. When it comes to finances, they are ready to take up risks and big chances.”

Purpose: Using the description provided above, students should develop a project that demonstrates how the exemplify Dragon Spirit. This is an opportunity to showcase their generous spirit, their commitment to community, and their dedication to causes. The medium options are diverse to encourage innovation and creativity.

Eligibility: Students entering grades 9-12 for the 2013-2014 school year are eligible.

Media Options: Projects may be a Power Point presentation, a video, an essay, or a scrapbook. Notes: Work must clearly represent student effort with minimal adult input. Consideration for age will be given to each applicant. Work should take no more than 10 minutes for committee viewing or review.

Due Date: Projects are due on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by 3:00PM at the main office at AZ Academy.