Mary F. Curtis Scholarship

Annual renewable scholarship established by the estate of Sammy K. Curtis, in memory of his aunt, Miss Mary F. Curtis, a beloved 2nd grade teacher at Winslow Elementary School.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of Pike Central High School pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited college or university.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on all sections of the application form, with special consideration of applicant’s unusual circumstances (including need), the required essay, and letters of recommendation.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Essay describing applicant’s favorite elementary school teacher and the impact the teacher has made on his or her life.
  • Two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher or school official (preferably an elementary school teacher) and the other from an individual who is not a school official/employee, a Pike County Community Foundation board member, or relative of the applicant, but who can attest to the applicant’s personal qualities and attributes.
  • Applicants must provide a statement in the “Unusual Circumstances” field of the scholarship application describing his or her need for the scholarship and/or special circumstances that the committee should consider in the selection process.
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount


Application Deadline

February 28, 2021

Application Access Code


Renewal Details

May be renewable for up to four consecutive years. Renewal award amounts may differ from the original award. Click here for renewal application.

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