Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors for several scholarships that will be awarded at the Jefferson Alumni on Saturday, May 24. A minimum of two Don and Flo Armstrong Memorial Scholarships of $250 will be awarded and two Jefferson Alumni Scholarships of $250 will also be awarded. In addition, the Dr. James and Suzanne Branham Scholarship of $500 will be awarded.
The Don and Flo Armstrong Memorial Scholarships and the Dr. James and Suzanne Branham Scholarship were initiated by Ron Lykins and his late wife, Ruth, who was an Ohio University graduate and speech pathologist. Ron Lykins is a Jefferson High School and Ohio University graduate and a CPA in the Columbus area and is funding the Armstrong Memorial and Branham Scholarships. The Jefferson Alumni Scholarships are funded by contributions from Jefferson Alumni members or their family members.
To be eligible for any of the above scholarships, the applicant must be a direct descendant of a Jefferson High School graduate. One submission is all that is necessary to be considered for any of the scholarships.
Eligible high school seniors must apply by Friday, April 25. The applicant should include the following information: Briefly outline personal plans, including where he/she will attend college or technical/trade school. List school activities, accomplishments, awards and community service. Explain why he/she is worthy of this scholarship. Include official high school transcript that contains OGT and ACT/SAT scores and current or projected class rank. (Also attach your school attendance record for grade nine to the present.) List the name, address, phone or email where applicant may be contacted and the names of your mother and father. Include name of Jefferson High School graduate whom the applicant is a direct descendant and their year of graduation, if known. If you have special financial needs, please provide some description of such.
Complete and mail scholarship information no later than April 25 to: Linda Stepp, 13370 State Route 136, Winchester, Ohio 45697.
Members of the Armstrong family and/or Alumni Officers will review applications and may request a phone or personal interview of the applicants and will then select and notify the recipients. The scholarships will be awarded to the recipients in person at the Jefferson Alumni meeting Saturday, May 24.
All scholarships are open to graduating seniors in Adams County as well as graduating seniors outside the county who meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.