Rachael： In a million different ways! The focus of the Junzi Scholarship, for example, highlights kids who are able to enhance the level of scholarship of those around them. In other words, they’re the kind of kids who ask unusual questions, who push others thinking to be better or more expansive. They are kids who lead in and outside of the classroom; they are kids who are sparks in different ways around the community. Maybe they get others interested in participating in doing community service on the weekends because it is a passion that they have but because of the nature of the type of person they are, they draw others with them into doing those kinds of activities.
I would say in almost every area of the school, whether it’s in classrooms or outside of classrooms, in the arts, in the humanities, or in school productions on stage, the kids who are on scholarship are impacting just about every area of school life in important ways. Scholarship kids tend to value what they’re getting so much more than someone who has a lot of choices for school. Giving scholarships has the opportunity to make the school better. For the students, it provides more understanding and appreciation for the opportunities they’ve been given, both scholarship students and non-scholarship students benefit from this.