Dr. Kozak’s interest and commitment to education sparked the idea for this essay contest as a way to encourage literacy among area youth. He appreciates a love of reading, writing and critical thinking. He is very proud to be a part of the SJCA family. Scholarship money will be applied to the winner’s tuition. This scholarship is for 8th grade graduating students who will be registered to attend SJCA for their freshman year. The Kozak Orthodontics Scholarship will award up to two (2) $500 scholarships.
Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. average of 3.0 (or B).
Be an 8th grade student and registered to attend St. Joseph Catholic Academy as a Freshman in the fall.
Be registered at SJCA as a FRESHMAN for the 21-22 school year.
Include an essay on “What a smile means to me”. There is no minimum or maximum essay length.
Include a copy of your first semester report card.
Describe in your own words what a smile means to you. How can a smile make the world a better place? You might include any ideas you have about smiles, such as the effect smiles have on babies, your grandparents, people who don’t speak your language or even animals. Smiles are often referred to as, “the universal language.” Describe, in writing, the impact a smile has on others. How do smiles bridge gaps in generations, language and culture? In other words, how can a smile bring people together? You are free to write about anything that describes what a smile means to you!
All relevant documents must submitted together by Friday, April 9, 2021 with the scholarship application to be considered complete.