Whitney Wehr Memorial Scholarship

Annual scholarship created by Greg and Bridget Wehr in memory of their daughter.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of Mt. Vernon High School pursuing a degree at any accredited educational institution, with preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in education.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on applicant’s history of working hard to achieve aspirations and goals, high moral character, academic performance, and the required essay.  Preference will be given to applicants with a cumulative grade point average range of 2.0 to 3.5 (4.0 scale).

Supplemental Requirements

  • Essay:  Statement of Perseverance (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages) describing the effort and diligence involved in order to pursue past and/or future aspirations and goals.
  • Letter of recommendation in support of the applicant’s high moral character (e.g. examples of applicant’s demonstration of ethics, honesty, integrity, etc.)
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount


Application Deadline

February 12, 2021

Application Access Code


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