Gillenwater Scholarship (College Scholarship Award) 

Annual renewable scholarship created by William Gillenwater III to encourage Posey County high school students to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school seniors of any Posey County high school enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year degree granting institution. Applicants must be in the upper third of their high school senior class.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on scholastic record, evidence of leadership, career plans and objectives, and the required essay.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Essay:  Statement of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages).
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount

$1,000

Application Deadline

February 12, 2019

Application Access Code

pos

Renewal Details

May be renewable for consecutive sophomore, junior and senior years. Renewal applications may be considered provided recipient has maintained full-time status and a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) during the freshman and ensuing years. Total awards will not exceed $4,000. Renewal award amounts may differ from the original award. Click here for renewal application.

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