Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tunkhannock School District Scholarships

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Joan Carter Beane Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family of the late Mrs. Beane to provide a college scholarship to a graduating senior from Tunkhannock Area High School who has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA, has been a member of at least two school or community organizations, has earned at least one Varsity sports letter or Cheerleading honor, has been involved with at least one performing or visual arts program (including year book and/or school newspaper), and who has not received any drug, alcohol or automobile violations. 

David Clark Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of David Clark, a Tunkhannock Area High School graduate who passed away unexpectedly.  Provides a college scholarship to a Tunkhannock graduate who has overcome personal adversity to graduate from high school and go on to college. 

Jack Daniels Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Jack Daniels, a gifted Junior High School student/athlete who passed away in a swimming accident.  Provides a college scholarship for a Tunkhannock Area High School graduate with the lowest cumulative points after combining class rank, varsity individual event in Track and Field Districts placement, and Cross Country Districts placement, and who will enter college or a post-secondary school program. 

Jackie Dispenza Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Jackie Dispenza who was an alumna of Tunkhannock Area High School and who was killed in an automobile accident.  The scholarship provides assistance to a student who exhibits a passion for the creative arts. Students who have overcome personal adversity will be given special consideration. 

Joseph Dohrer Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Mr. Dohrer, a Tunkhannock resident who passed away in the 1980's. Provides a scholarship to a Tunkhannock graduate who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in high school, who has financial need for assistance, and will attend college or a post secondary degree program.  Candidates will also submit their Student Aid Report, and essay addressing future goals and plans and be available for a person interview.  If a 3.0 GPA is maintained in college, the award will be granted for up to four years of post secondary degree education.

Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity Scholarship

Established by Robert and Diane Turrell to provide post-secondary degree education assistance to families living in Habitat for Humanity housing in Wyoming County.

The Dutch Keller Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mr. Keller's family in memory of this legendary Tunkhannock coach who passed away in 1967. For a student ranked in the top third of Tunkhannock's graduating class who has earned at least five varsity letters during high school. 

Albert M. Purdy Music Scholarship

Established by the Tunkhannock Area High School Band Boosters Association in honor of long-time teacher Albert Purdy.  Provides a college scholarship to a Tunkhannock graduate who exhibits exceptional musical talent and will study vocal or instrumental performance in college. 

Scholarships for Careers

Established anonymously by a local family with ties to Elk Lake School District.  The scholarship is for graduates of Elk Lake School District and/or The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center who have financial need, exhibit promise for the future, and will attend a vocational, technical, academic, or other post-secondary degree program.  The scholarship fund can also be used to assist with special unfunded projects in the School District or the Career & Technology Center.  

Dr. W. Dayton Shelly Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Established by the family and friends of Dr. Shelly to honor his love of music and its ability to awaken and renew the human spirit and to recognize a student who understands the life-long joy that this art allows.  This fund grants a scholarship to a graduating Tunkhannock Area High School senior who has exhibited a commitment to this art, a long-term appreciation of its beauty, but does not necessarily intend on majoring in music in college.  Applicants must submit a 200 word essay addressing the meaning of music in one's life and how that meaning may evolve as a person matures. 

The Margaret Stone Music Scholarship Endowment

Established by Mrs. Stone, Houghton College class of '45, to assist a music major attending her alma mater. 

Harry Torney Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Established by the family of Mr. Torney to provide assistance to a graduate of The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center who will go onto a post-secondary degree program to study machine shop technology, welding, or carpentry. 

Frank J. Valvano Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Frank J.Valvano, a retired Tunkhannock Area School District administrator, who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident. Recipient eligibility is determined by completing the Valvano Scholarship Eligibility Formula available in the Guidance Office. 

Matthew Van Fleet Memorial Automotive Scholarship

Established by Matthew's parents and his sister in memory of Matt who passed away in an automobile accident.  The scholarship provides assistance to a student who will study automotive technology and who writes a winning 200-250 word essay addressing the following topics: why pursue training in the automotive field, describe the ultimate vehicle, envision the future of automotive technology, explain one's favorite recreational activity. The scholarship is available to students from all the school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. 

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