Local organizations offer scholarships

Sorority offers Grise scholarship
The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority grants at least one Howard D. Grise Memorial Scholarship award of a minimum of $250 to a qualified high school graduate. The student must reside in the Indian River High School attendance area, but may attend a different high school such as Sussex Technical High School, Worcester Prep., etc. To be eligible for consideration, each candidate should demonstrate a commitment to the community through volunteerism. In addition each candidate must:

1. Complete the application (Indian River Guidance or Sussex Tech. Guidance office or by calling 539-7703)

2. Answer completely and honestly all questions on the form

3. Write a one-page typed essay stating his/her involvement in community service or volunteerism and the impact it has had on his/her life

Deadline is April 8.

Mail completed application to:

Carol P. Hurley
Rt. 5 Box 149E
Old Church Cemetery Road
Frankford, DE 19945

Scholarship opportunity for high school girls
Are you interested in competing for thousands of dollars in cash and college-granted scholarships? Are you a high-school junior girl? Do you excel in the classroom? Do you have a special talent? Are you physically fit? Do you like to serve your community? Do you set goals and strive to reach them? If you answered yes to these questions, then Delaware’s Junior Miss program is looking for you!

Delaware’s Junior Miss is part of a nationwide endeavor to honor and reward the country’s outstanding young women for their accomplishments. There is no entry fee and the event is open to any young woman graduating from high school in the spring of 2006. Junior Miss emphasizes excellence in five categories of competition: poise, talent, scholastics, interview, and fitness. Girls interested in participating in Delaware’s Junior Miss program can contact Carla Maull by e-mail at dejrmiss@dca.net or by phone at (302) 363-9911 for more information. The application deadline is April 1, 2005 and is available online at www.delawarejrmiss.com. Delaware’s Junior Miss program will be held Oct. 2, 2005 in Smyrna.

Delaware’s Junior Miss program is an official preliminary of the America’s Junior Miss scholarship program. The young woman chosen to be Delaware’s Junior Miss for 2005 will go on to compete in the AJM National Finals in Mobile, Alabama, in June, where she will have the opportunity to win a share of more than $175,000 in cash scholarships. In addition to cash scholarships provided through the Delaware state program, the contestant chosen as Delaware’s Junior Miss is eligible for a full tuition and fees scholarship from the University of Delaware or Wesley College, renewable for four years. Universities and colleges across the nation offer scholarships to young women who participate in the program. For more information about Delaware’s Junior Miss program, visit www.ajm.org/delaware.

National sponsors of America’s Junior Miss include Coca-Cola, Tyson Foods, Inc., SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Riverview Plaza Hotel, the City of Mobile and Mobile County. National category sponsors include Mobile Gas, Regions Bank and the America’s Jr. Miss Council. Governmental support is furnished by the State of Alabama, with special support from the Mobile Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The 49th annual America’s Junior Miss National Finals will be held in Mobile, Alabama, in June of 2006.

QRCF to award scholarships
The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation has announced plans to award $6,000 in scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors in 2005. At least three, $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who reside in the service area of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. This area is defined as zip code zones 19930, 19944, 19970, 19967, 19945 and 19939.

In addition to two regular scholarships, the foundation will also award the Capt. William O. Murray Scholarship, which is given to an applicant who displays a strong commitment to civic and community service. Scholarships are based primarily on financial need, but may be made available to other students if there is a shortage of qualified candidates.

Application forms can be obtained from high school guidance counselors or by sending a written request to the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 354, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Applications are also available on the foundation’s Web site: www.bethany-fenwick.org/qrcf.shtml. The application deadline is Friday, April 8.

As the charitable arm of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation believes that helping local students realize their college dreams benefits the entire community.

Fox family offers scholarship
The Forest Fox family, of Millville, will award a $1,000 scholarship in memory of their daughter and sister, Dawn Kathleen. This award will go to a graduating senior of the class of 2005 of the Indian River High School.

The applicant must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited college/university. A copy of the official high school transcript is required. Applications may be obtained at the guidance counselor’s office and when completed, returned to that office not later than April 15.

Special consideration will be given to students who intend to pursue a career in law enforcement/criminal justice.

LB Lions awarding scholarships
The Lord Baltimore Lions Charities, Inc. will award two scholarships to seniors in the Indian River High School 2005 graduating class. One recipient will receive a $1,000 per year (up to four years) scholarship, with the requirement of maintaining a 3.25 GPA per year. The second recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship at the beginning of his/her freshman year.

To be eligible for consideration, each candidate must submit an application, which is available from the high school’s senior guidance counselor. The club’s scholarship committee will evaluate each individual submission, utilizing weighted scoring criteria. Students’ names are unknown to the committee. The applications must be returned by April 21.

The Lions Scholarship Committee is composed of Reno Calabrese, Jim Beck, Ron Hartman, Don Stein, Tom Sylvia and Jay Wheller.

The scholarships will be presented to the 2005 awardees on May 26 at the Indian River High School. Lion President Jim beck will make the presentations.

Millsboro women to give scholarship
The Millsboro Women’s Civic Club will award a $500 scholarship to any Sussex Central High School senior with a 19966 Millsboro mailing address.

The applicant must agree to attend college or another accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must submit a completed application, along with an official high school transcript and a one-page letter stating why he or she is planning to attend a school of higher learning.

Completed applications must be turned in to the Sussex Central Guidance Office by April 20.

LB women to award scholarships
The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club will award two scholarships, one for $500 and one for $1,000 to graduating seniors of Indian River High School.

The scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

• Must be accepted at an accredited college or university;
• Grade Point Average — This is an indicator that the applicants have applied themselves to their academic studies;
• Participation in school events — This can be any one of several activities which can range from clubs, sports or the arts. Once again, this is an indicator of balance and interest in the applicant’s environment;
• Each applicant must write a brief biography. This should state the size of their family, and involvement in church, community and school. If working a part-time job, explain the duties and duration.

Applications are available at the guidance counselor’s office at the high school. All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 8.

Keenwicks women awarding scholarships
Members of The Women’s Club of the Keenwicks recently announced they are awarding six $1,000 scholarships to qualified seniors of Indian River High School.

Applications and scholarship information are available in the guidance office at the high school. All completed applications must be submitted no later than April 30. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.

Members of the women’s club are residents of Keen-wick on the Bay, Keenwick West and Keenwick Sound.