Henry Banister Memorial Scholarship

Administered by the Farmington Educational Foundation

The Henry Banister Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a Farmington High School Senior who best reflects the qualities exemplified by Mr. Banister.  Henry was born and raised in Doe Run but moved to Farmington because he saw the opportunities for his future family.  Henry was a machinist by trade and could fix just about anything.  He was robust and energetic, raising a family and an impressive summer vegetable garden.  For his size and strength, he was a gentle man who quietly appreciated nature and watching his hunting dogs work a field for quail.  He is remembered for his kindness, friendliness and indomitable sense of humor.  His financial plan was simple...pay your bills, put money in savings and live on what is left over.  That philosophy and a respect for education prompted him to start a savings account for college when his first child was born.  That child graduated Farmington High School and applied to college.  The bill was already paid.  Thank you, Daddy.  This scholarship is intended to assist a deserving student who exhibits economic need and academic ability.

 

Eligibility

 

  1. Applicant must be a graduating student of Farmington Senior High School.

  2. Applicant will be attending a four-year college or university (private or public) on a full-time basis (full time as defined by the educational institution).

  3. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

  4. Applicant must demonstrate his or her ranking (as of the end of the first semester of the senior year) in the top 20% of the class.

 

Application

 

The following documents must be included with each application:

 

  1. A completed and signed application form, which is attached.

  2. Write a 600-word type-written essay that focuses on the applicant’s life experiences and achievements, as well as the applicant’s aspirations for the future. The essay must address the eligibility requirements above.

  3. The most recent official High School transcript and evidence of class rank.

 

An interview with the applicant may be requested.  Applicant will be notified if an interview is desired.   If no suitable applicant is found, the scholarship committee may choose to not present a scholarship.

 

Disposition of Scholarship Award Money

 

  1. The monetary award will be sent directly to the scholarship winner.  The scholarship funds must be used for direct expenses incurred.  Any use of funds not used in this manner must be reimbursed, in full, to the Farmington Educational Foundation. Eligible expenses are tuition, books, fees, and supplies needed for class work.

  2. Prior to dispersing this money, the Henry Banister Memorial Scholarship committee or the Executive Director must receive evidence that the student has enrolled full time.

  3. One thousand ($1,000) will be awarded after the Farmington Educational Foundation receives evidence that the scholarship winner has enrolled.

  4. The student is required to notify the Farmington Educational Foundation in the event the student leaves school, reduces the number of credit hours to part time, or any other non-compliance to either the intent of this scholarship program or its expressed requirements.  Student will reimburse the Farmington Educational Foundation for any funds received.

  5. Student, by accepting the scholarship funds, agrees to reimburse the Farmington Educational Foundation for any funds received but not used for purposes congruent with the intent and requirements of this scholarship program.