Posted January 29, 2018
The deadline is approaching for Plymouth High School seniors to apply for local scholarships, including those administered by the Plymouth Education Foundation.
Students can apply for more than 50 scholarships with one application, the Local Scholarship Profile and Application, available through the PHS Counseling Department website. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.
Also due Feb. 15 are applications for 2018 class exemplar, the student to be chosen by a committee to deliver a commencement address and receive the Rhyan Family Class Exemplar Scholarship, which is administered through the Plymouth Education Foundation. This honor is open to seniors with a ranking of cum laude or higher, who have exceptional soft skills, no athletic or school code violations, and who have participated in at least 10 extra-curricular activities.
More than $2.1 million was awarded in scholarships to PHS graduating seniors in 2017. The 2018 awards will be announced at the PHS Scholarship Awards Night on Wednesday, May 16.
The following scholarships are administered by the Plymouth Education Foundation:
Additional scholarships funded directly by individuals, businesses, and organizations include:
The Plymouth Education Foundation supports the community's value on continuing education by sustaining and enhancing its Scholarship Program. Each year approximately 20 PHS graduating seniors receive a foundation-administered scholarship donated by individuals, businesses, and/or organizations wishing to recognize them for their accomplishments and help them pursue a post-secondary education.
For more than 30 years, the foundation has administered more than $500,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to students planning to attend either a four-year college/university or a two-year technical school. Scholarship recipients show a commitment to their education, a sincere desire to serve others, and/or the ability to overcome challenges in an effort to reach personal goals.
The Plymouth Education Foundation makes it easy for individuals, businesses and organizations to sponsor a scholarship. Sponsors set the criteria, and the foundation's scholarships committee selects the recipient on the donor's behalf. The Plymouth Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, making donations tax deductible.
Donors are recognized at the annual Scholarships Awards Night and have the option to present their scholarships in person or have the foundation present the scholarship on the donors' behalf.
• Visit the Scholarships page of the PHS Counseling Department website, which includes the Local Scholarship Profile and Application instructions and form.
• Visit the Scholarships page of the Plymouth Education Foundation website.
• For more information about available scholarships, contact the PHS Counseling Department at (920) 893-6911 Ext. 1489.
• For more information about funding scholarships through the foundation, contact executive director Andrea Schultz at 892-2661 Ext. 1008.
• See the list of scholarships earned by the Class of 2017.