SHEREL NUTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$3,000 Available in the 2018 Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship Fund
At the January 2018 Annual Meeting, members of the Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association (SLSIA) voted to increase the yearly Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship Fund from $2,000 to $3,000. For 2018, the SLSIA Scholarship Committee will have the choice to either increase the amount of two scholarship awards to $1,500, or increase the number of $1,000 scholarship awards to three. The actual number of scholarship awards will be up to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. The Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship is named after a long-time board member, Sherel Nutt, who believed in the preservation of Lake Springfield, volunteering for community service, achievement, and the future of our youth.
All graduating seniors attending a public or private school in the Springfield, Chatham, and Rochester School Districts (districts that border Lake Springfield) are eligible to apply. The senior does not have to live on Lake Springfield. The only requirement is that the student must continue their education this fall, either at a community college or a four-year college or university.
The Association has established a committee to review the applications. Grades, extra-curricular activities, community service, two letters of recommendation, and a written essay on “What Lake Springfield means to me” are the key elements of the application.
Applications are available at each high school in the Springfield, Chatham, and Rochester School Districts, or one can be downloaded from the Association’s web site www.lakespringfield.us.
Application materials should be mailed to the address at the top of the application. All application materials must have a postmark date no later than April 20, 2018. No exceptions will be made. Scholarship awards will be announced in early May, prior to high school graduation.
For questions, contact:
SLSIA Scholarship Chairman