Today is a great day! After a month of deliberations, a few weeks to prepare the payments, and a few days notifying the awardees, the Meghan Diane Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund announced its winners for the 2015 season!
2015 saw five applicant essays. All of them showed a good amount of forethought and they were each unique in how the writers viewed the world. A panel of two primary voters with one tie breaker reviewed each essay and in the end, our plan to award two essays turned into a three way tie! With three solid options for this year, we decided to simply award all three!
Due to privacy concerns, we will not disclose any of the award winners publicly on the blog or on the Facebook page. However, we are inviting the winners to join our group. Should they decide to write about the scholarship and what winning the award money meant to them, then we’d certainly welcome their contact and we’ll make that correspondence public as soon as it becomes available.
Once all awards have been paid out, we’ll give a status of the scholarship fund and a map ahead for the 2016 school season! Stay tuned for great things!
On behalf of my brothers, I want to take the opportunity to request scholarship essays from eligible seniors. We are excited to help you get some money to fulfill your dreams of a college education or a technical trade degree!
Essays will be accepted at the scholarship email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) until April 18th 2015. You are highly encouraged to reach out to Andy (email@example.com) or to all of us at the “essays” address to let us know you’re working on your project so we can be looking for it.
After the deadline on April 18th, we will evaluate scholarships for eligibility and worth and announce winners in May. Checks will be paid out in August.
Best wishes for your essays! We look forward to reading them!
On behalf of the Meghan Diane Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, I want to welcome you to our new permanent home on the internet and to the 2015 scholarship season. We are very excited to join you in the search for a scholarship and look forward to reading your essays!
Look around the site and learn more about the scholarship and our sister, Meghan. You can learn about what she stood for, how she passed, and more importantly, what made her “her” and why we honor her through this scholarship fund.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!