SHEREL NUTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association (leaseholders on Lake Springfield) is offering two $1,000.00 scholarships for graduating seniors in the Springfield, Chatham, and Rochester School Districts (districts that border Lake Springfield). The Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship Fund is named after a long-time board member, Sherel Nutt, who believed in the preservation of Lake Springfield, volunteering for community service, achievement, and the future of our youth. During these hard economic times, we are hoping that these scholarship awards will help two deserving students continue their education this fall.
A senior does not have to live on Lake Springfield to apply. All seniors attending public or private schools in the Springfield, Chatham, or Rochester School Districts are eligible to apply. The only requirement for scholarship receipt is that the student must continue their education this fall, either at a community college or a four-year college or university.
The Association has established a committee to review the applications. Grades, extra-curricular activities, community service, two letters of recommendation, and a written essay on "What Lake Springfield means to me" are the key elements of the application.
Applications are available at each high school in the Springfield, Chatham, and Rochester School Districts, or through the Association's web site www.lakespringfield.org.
All application materials must have a postmark deadline of April 15, 2016. No exceptions will be made. Scholarship awards will be announced in early May, prior to high school graduation.
SLSIA Scholarship Chairman