March 15, 2021 is the deadline to apply for Turtle Wing Foundation’s three academic scholarships. Details are available on the Turtle Wing website or from any high school counselor. Applicants must be a high school senior or the equivalent thereof who resides in and/or attends school in Fayette, Colorado or Lavaca counties. Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with an essay about why he/she is deserving of the specific Turtle Wing scholarship they are applying for. There are three scholarships to be awarded. The Jack Hooper Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has exhibited the qualities of Acceptance, Kindness, Inclusion, and Service. This might be through volunteerism, work or life experiences. The Grow Wings Scholarship is for applicants who must be actively participating in Special Education or following a 504 Plan. Finally, the Give Wings Scholarship is for applicants who are pursuing an education that will lead them to working with children with learning challenges in some way. Applicant must intend to further his/her education and training beyond his/her high school diploma at an accredited university, college or trade school. The winning applicants will be paid a one-time award of $1000 to be used toward tuition or other education-related expenses. There will be one winner selected per category. Applicants may apply to more than one of the scholarship categories, but may only receive one if selected. The winner will be asked to attend the Jack Hooper Day at the Ballpark and Homerun Derby on May 1, 2021 to participate in the opening ceremonies. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2021 and sent to or delivered to the Turtle Wing Foundation (1203 S. Kessler Avenue, suite 201/P.O. Box 631, Schulenburg, TX 78956). Questions may be directed to the Turtle Wing Foundation Scholarship Committee chair, Gigi Marburgerfirstname.lastname@example.org or the foundation office (979)505-5090. Turtle Wing supports individuals and families primarily from Colorado, Fayette, and Lavaca counties with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org or contact Managing Director, Susie Shank, at 979-505-5090.
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