Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship
2018 Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship
Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the importance of education. As a result the Christensen & Hymas law firm has decided to offer a $1,000.00 Scholarship to a student of their choosing.
The following criteria MUST be met:
- You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States
- You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended
- You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA
How to Apply:
Via our e-form, you will be required to submit the following:
- Your personal information, including full legal name, current contact information
- A 300-700 word essay explaining your life balance including educational, familial, and personal goals
- A digital copy of your school transcript
- Contact information for an academic reference (professor, dean, academic counselor, etc.)
By completing the electronic application, you are verifying that you are eligible under all the criteria stated aboveand that you give Christensen & Hymas permission to put your name on our website if you are awarded a scholarship. You are also giving Christensen & Hymas permission to review your academic records and contact your listed references. We will not share your information with anyone outside of the scholarship committee and will protect your privacy. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2018. The scholarship recipient will be notified by email on or before August 30, 2018. Their name and a short bio will be posted on the Christensen & Hymas company website. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the recipient’s name directly to the academic institution of their choice.
September’s Supplies for Success teaching award spotlighted an incredible speech pathologist, Ms. Karren. She has been at Columbia Elementary for 2 years, and a speech- language pathologist for over 30 years. Speech therapy takes a lot of hard work, patience and persistence from both the student and the teacher. To her students to achieve their goals, Ms. Karren uses encouraging activities, games and rewards. Her students particularly love the ‘treasure chest’, which is full of rewards that are purchased on Ms. Karren’s dollar. Although she works at an elementary school, her job is much different than a typical teacher.
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
Speech- language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. They are highly- educated professionals who have a minimum of a master’s degree in their field. They are required to study anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, genetics, human and language development, linguistics, psychology, acoustics and more. This is why they are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad range of delays and disorders.
“Ms. Karren works long days, and spends even longer nights doing paperwork. She is dedicated to her job, and would do anything for these children to succeed.”
We are so happy to surprise Ms. Karren with September’s Supplies for Success teaching award! We appreciate her hard work that changes the lives of so many children. If you know an exceptional teacher, nominate him or her today!