Gertrude M. and Donald E. Armstrong Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to a male and female student in the graduating class of the Marion School District planning to attend a school of higher learning specializing in business administration or finance.
Contact school counselor beginning in January
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $2,500 to both a male and a female student. Renewable annually for a total of four consecutive awards.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.
For a male and a female student who:
- Are outstanding students in the graduating class of the Marion Central School District;
- Have resided in the Marion Central School District for at least three years, including the year of graduation;
- Demonstrate financial need; and
- Are planning to attend a school of higher learning specializing in business administration or finance.
Preference is given to students specializing in tax or tax accounting.
The selection process is coordinated through the Marion High School Guidance Office, which reviews nominations, selects the male and female student with the highest number of nominations, and notifies the Community Foundation.
The application process is coordinated by the Marion High School Guidance Office, where application instructions are available, if applicable.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation mails a certificate to the high school for presentation to the recipient and mails a letter with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and September 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.
To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment in a college or university specializing in business administration or finance. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Gertrude M. and Donald E. Armstrong Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued full-time enrollment and good standing.
This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of four awards in four consecutive years. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.
This scholarship was established in 1987 by the will of Donald E. Armstrong.
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