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Byron and Bessie Wightman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Description

There will be two Scholarships for $1,500.00 each. These scholarships shall be $1,000.00 scholarships for the sophomore or junior year with an additional $500.00 to be available for said recipient in the following year, in the event the student has met the following criteria:Must have completed at least 30 hours of college without less than a 3.2 grade point average while attending any accredited four-year college within or outside the State of Nebraska.The scholarship shall be based upon both need and scholastic achievement, with factors to be considered as set forth below.At least one scholarship shall be awarded to a minority student.Preference shall be given to any student with (1) a demonstrated interest in teaching in Lexington’s dual-language elementary program; (2) an interest in a career in public service with a demonstrated history of volunteerism; or (3) students who have received freshman Foundation ScholarshipsThe scholarship application deadline is June 30th each year and shall be awarded by July 20 for disbursement in the fall of that year and each subsequent year.Applications may be made after completion of freshman or sophomore year, the application to include the student’s college transcript from all prior years, and to include at least two recommendations from college instructors that have had the student in class.Criterion and consideration shall be as follows:Scholarship 45%Need 40%Preference (1) above 10%Preference (2) above 5%Preference (3) above 5%

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 2

Min Award: 1000

Max Award: 1500

Deadline: 2017-06-30

Website: http://www.lexfoundation.org/

Sponsoring Organization Lexington Community Foundation
607 Washington Street P.O. Box 422
Lexington, NE 68850

Contact Person:

Phone: 308-324-6704

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Web: http://www.lexfoundation.org/

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