Annual scholarship created by Betty Lou Paulin Gast in memory of her parents.
Perry County residents who are considered non-traditional students and pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and must demonstrate financial need and a desire and drive to succeed. If there are an insufficient number of qualified applications from non-traditional students, the scholarship will then be made available to home-schooled and graduating high school seniors who reside in Perry County. (A non-traditional student is defined as an individual who delayed his or her enrollment in postsecondary education for at least one year after graduating or withdrawing from high school.)
Selection will be based on all sections of the application form and the supplemental requirements.
- Essay: Statement of Perseverance describing the applicant’s life challenges and how the experiences have helped shape his or her plan to reach future goals and aspirations (about 500 words/5,000 characters).
- Completion of the ”FAFSA” or ”FAFSA4caster.”
- Submission of proof of enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education.
- Official grade transcript.
February 28, 2019
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