Pride In McAlester is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help students reach their academic goals. Applications for the J.T. Collier Memorial Leadership Scholarship Program will be accepted until Friday, March 16, 2018.
The scholarship, named in honor of a founder of Pride In McAlester, commemorates Collier’s legacy as a charitable man who was dedicated to improving his community. Pride In McAlester awards this scholarship to celebrate exceptional students who exemplify PIM’s goal of beautifying and enhancing our town through volunteerism.
To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work and volunteer activities. They must also meet the following criteria of being enrolled as a Senior at McAlester High School and have a grade point average above 3.00 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); and planning to enroll in the Fall of 2018 as a full-time student in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college or university.
A scholarship committee will carefully review each application in search of the most deserving recipient. Judges will consider several criteria, including: leadership experience in community service and volunteer activities; academic grade point average; the content of a typed 250-word essay submission; letter(s) of recommendation; official high school transcript; and number of volunteer hours. The scholarship award is for one year only and is limited to undergraduate study.