John and Sarah Skiing

    2023 John Pohl Scholarship (Download to Edit)

    Video Link to Scholarship Explanation


    Application and Scholarship Criteria


    The purpose of the John Pohl Scholarship is to provide educational funds to a Sentinel High School senior planning to attend a college, vocational school, or university.  The scholarship is in memory of John Pohl, a talented musician and avid skier.  Funkiness and rock band members encouraged. 


    Scholarship Criteria:

    • Sentinel High School Senior (2023 Graduate)
    • Type a short essay (approximately 300-400 words) responding to the following prompt: How does music give meaning to your life and shape who you are?  Creativity encouraged.  Please proofread for grammar and mechanical errors.
    • Submit a video of yourself playing a musical instrument or singing.
    • Complete the John Pohl scholarship application.
    • Turn in the application, essay, and video via email to on or before midnight on May 1, 2023[1]. (Incomplete or late submittals will not be considered for an award.)


    The John Pohl Scholarship Committee will award a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education expenses.  The award will be sent directly to the recipient.  The essay and musical performance will be weighted equally.  All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee’s decision via email.


    Thank you for applying for the John Pohl scholarship. It is the goal of the scholarship committee to help a Sentinel graduate, who loves music, further their education. Please use the checklist on the front of the application to ensure your submittal is complete and will be reviewed.


    If you have any questions, please email



    Sarah Pohl and the John Pohl Scholarship Selection Committee

    [1] Important: If you do not receive a confirmation email soon after you apply, please check in so your application does not end up in Ms. Pohl’s Junk email.


Last Modified on September 2, 2022