Severna Park ZGK Award

Each year one graduating senior at Severna Park High School will be selected to receive the Zachary Gerald Knight Award. This monetary award is up to $2,500.00 to be used as the recipient deems necessary when entering the next phase of life, whether that includes higher education, military service, or entrance to the workforce.


About the Award

The Zachary Gerald Knight Foundation prides itself on celebrating individuals who truly demonstrate leadership skills and show compassion and concern for others through acts of kindness and selflessness. We strive to honor those who uplift and set a positive example for those around them. Since the criteria we value cannot solely be measured in the classroom or on the sporting field, we rely on nominations by community members, faculty, peers, and others who note positive behaviors, acts of kindness, and leadership traits in the nominee.


Criteria for Award

  • Applicant must be a graduating Senior at Severna Park Senior High School.

  • Applicant should value and exhibit kindness, enthusiasm, selflessness, and courage to take on leadership roles.

  • Applicant must strive to better themselves and the community around them.


Application Process

  • Complete and submit application form.

  • Submit completed nomination form.

  • Submit academic verification from.

  • All forms should be submitted via email by April 15, 2019.

  • Board members will review applications and present award to recipient at the Severna Park High Senior Award Ceremony on May 23, 2019.



Application Checklist


Complete and Include:

  • Application form (completed by student applicant)

  • Nomination form (completed by unrelated nominator)

  • Academic verification form (signed by school official, applicant, and parent/guardian)

Download Forms Here


Important dates:

  • April 5th - Application Deadline

  • May 23rd - Award Ceremony at SPHS


How to submit
Application Package:

  • Please email application packages to Sean McAndrew -

  • Application emails should have all required forms included as viewable attachments.

  • Forms may be hand written or typed.

  • Please include your name in the title of each attached form.