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Scholarship applications due by 2/1/2024

Please read through the following TWO scholarship opportunities!

  1. THE KATIE BEEDE & CHRIS CHALOUX MEMORIAL AWARD

            The Katie Beede & Chris Chaloux Memorial Award is a cash award for Washington high school students.  The purpose is to recognize young people who touch others’ lives as Katie and Chris did with qualities of courage, compassion, dignity and friendship. It was established in 2006 under the direction of the Beede Family, and turned over to the town in 2011.

Criteria

  1. The applicant must be a high school senior with a current Town of Washington High School Voucher.
  2.  Applicants must submit an essay to the town clerk by the 1st of February stating how they feel they have demonstrated some or all of the qualities of courage, compassion, dignity and friendship.  The essay must also state how they intend to use the award.
  3. The amount of the award in any given year will be determined by the selectboard. (It is anticipated that the awards will range from $250-$500 at the discretion of the selectboard.)
  4. The winner will be announced at Town Meeting.
  5. The selectboard reserves the right not to award to any participant in any given year.

2. THE DEBRA SUE BLANCHARD COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

                The Debra Sue Blanchard Community Service Scholarship is a cash award for college students of Washington.  This endowment was created to provide significant assistance for higher education and to reward community service.  This award is to be administered by the town, specifically awarded by a majority vote of the selectboard.

Criteria

  1. Scholar must have lived in Washington for at least four years prior to graduation from high school.
  2. Award will be given at the beginning of scholar’s second semester and the completion of one hundred (100) hours of community service to the Town of Washington.
  3. Applicants must submit an essay to the town clerk by the 1st of February explaining their intent for the award and the importance of community service.
  4. The winner will be announced at Town Meeting.
  5. Students may apply and be awarded multiple times as long as they remain successfully enrolled in higher education.
  6. In the event there is no award given in any specific year, it is at the discretion of the selectboard to award to two students in any following year.
  7. The selectboard reserves the right not to award to any participant in any given year.

Please have your application to the town clerk by February 1, 2024, 4 p.m. The winner(s) will be decided on at the February 6, 2024, selectboard meeting.