William A. Perry Scholarship Fund
William A. Perry Scholarship Fund Application Guidelines
This scholarship fund was established by the Waterfowl Festival Board of Directors, in memory of one of the founders and former president, William A. Perry. Annual awards are made from the scholarship funds to students attending college and other institutions of higher learning, with the exception of post-graduate school. Students are eligible for consideration for scholarship awards by having volunteered significant time and service for the Waterfowl Festival.
Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible for a scholarship an applicant must satisfy the following criteria:
- Be a student in his or her senior year of high school that has been accepted for further studies by an accredited college, military academy or trade school, or be a high school graduate that is currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college, military or trade school and is a student in good standing.
- The student must have volunteered his or her services for the Waterfowl Festival within the previous two (2) years, and must have performed/completed ten (10) hours of service during one Festival. Services may include those for which community service credit was received. However, volunteer efforts during the Festival period for organizations other than the Waterfowl Festival (such as food vendors) do not qualify a student for scholarship consideration.
- Grades will be taken into consideration in scholarship awards. Students must maintain at least a B average (3.0 GPA) to be considered in the pool of scholarship funds available.
The maximum number of years that one may receive a scholarship is five (5) years.
The student must submit a completed application with all supporting materials to the Waterfowl Festival office by the June 1 deadline. Applicants may also apply by mail. Download the print application here.
IMPORTANT: Applications received that do not contain supporting materials as outlined will not be considered.
- Supporting Documentation:
- Completed Essay
- Official Final Transcript from the school reflecting the Final Grades
- Any other documentation that you may feel is warranted for approval of this scholarship review.
All completed applications and supporting materials will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Due to limited resources, not all qualified applicants will receive a scholarship. Applications will be evaluated based upon the extent of volunteer service to the Waterfowl Festival.
2020 Timeline: If an applicant has not provided an official transcript by June 1 (due to the inability of the student’s school to provide/produce) the Committee will delay determination of final scholarship awards until August 1, 2020 – provided that:
1.) The student’s completed application is received by June 1st with unofficial transcripts
2.) His/her final certified transcript is in the Committee’s possession by no later than Aug 1, 2020.