Dr. and Mrs. William A. Weathers and Betty B. Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

Annual scholarship created by Pike Central High School in memory of its former teacher, counselor and prin­cipal, Dr. William A. Weathers, his wife, and their friend Mrs. Betty B. Wyatt. Dr. William A. Weathers was born in Petersburg on October 14, 1912, and was a 1930 graduate of Petersburg High School and a 1934 graduate of Oakland City College. He spent his entire 42-year career in education at Peters­burg High School and Pike Central High School and was active in civic and community affairs. Dr. Weathers retired from education in 1977 but remained involved with Pike County youth until his death in December 1998. Betty B. Wyatt was a teacher for more than 40 years. She and Dr. Weathers worked together as educators for many years. They were both members of the Petersburg Main Street Presbyterian Church, and they were friends.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of Pike Central High School who have earned a varsity letter in any sport and are planning full-time enrollment in a post-secondary school program (four-year college, two-year college, technical or career college) in the fall immediately following graduation.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on all sections of the application form and on the supplemental document(s).

Supplemental Requirements

  • Applicants must submit three letters of character reference from individuals who are unrelated to the applicant and who are not a Community Foundation board member-one from a coach, one from a Pike Central High School faculty member, and one from an individual of the applicant’s choosing.
  • Statement of Activities Outside School (not to exceed one double-spaced page).
  • Statement of Athletic Participation (not to exceed one typed page) describing positive impact of par­ticipation in athletics.
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount

$1,500

Application Deadline

February 24, 2019

Application Access Code

pik

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