WOW Seeks Applicants for 2019 WOW Sylvester Scholarships
2019 WOW Sylvester Scholarship Application Deadline Is Tuesday, March 5

Have you shown a commitment to academics and community service during your high school career?

If so, WOW encourages you to apply for its WOW Sylvester Community Service Scholarship. The application is located here.

The WOW Sylvester Community Service Scholarship recognizes Westchase students whose high school careers reflect a commitment to both academics and community service. The scholarship commemorates Greens resident Ernie Sylvester, whose life reflected a commitment of service to his country and to his beloved Westchase community.

The WOW Sylvester Community Service Scholarship is open to Westchase residents who are high school seniors (or home-schooled students) and who will attend their first year of college in 2019. Eligible Westchase students have a parent or guardian residing within the boundaries of the Westchase Community Association (WCA). Residents of the West Park Village Apartments and Lexington apartments are also eligible.

Since the inception of the program in 2006, the WOW Scholars program has awarded dozens of scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, to Westchase college-bound students. Last year WOW awarded six $2,000 scholarships (scholarship awards may vary based on WOW income). The 2018 winners were featured in our June 2018 cover story.

The direct link is to the online application portal is:

The application and supporting materials must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, March 5.

Supporting materials for the application include certified copies of the student’s high school transcript; copies of SAT and/or ACT score reports; two character reference letters, one of which must attest to community service; and a personal essay including information about the student’s community service, academic achievements, other achievements, personal goals, and any other information or factors, including need, that the student believes bears upon why he or she should receive a scholarship.

For more information, contact WOW Publisher Chris Barrett at 920-9809 or e-mail

By Chris Barrett, Publisher