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 post-secondary 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 12, 2021
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