Jim Dinwiddie Memorial Scholarship

Administered by the Farmington Educational Foundation

The Jim Dinwiddie Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a Farmington High School Senior who best reflects the qualities exemplified by Mr. Dinwiddie.  As a long-time educator in the Farmington School District, Jim constantly strived to enhance the educational opportunities for the students.  His hard work, compassion, and dedication to his profession remain as examples for all educators.  Mr. Dinwiddie always tried to do his best in all things he attempted, and his impact will survive many years through all those Jim touched and helped along the way.   

 

Eligibility

 

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

  2. Applicant must have exhibited a history of hard work, diligence, and initiative and detail these attributes through letters of reference and anecdotal evidence.

  3. Applicant must exhibit financial need.  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL FINANCIAL DATA BUT THIS MAY BE REQUESTED LATER.

 

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. A description of the financial need must be included!

  3. At least two (2) but not more that four (4) written recommendations, half of which are from a Farmington High School faculty or staff member.

  4. The most recent official High School transcript.

 

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 either be sent directly to the scholarship winner or to the recipient’s college or vocational technical school.  This will solely be a decision of the scholarship committee.  The scholarship funds must be used for direct expenses incurred while attending either of these post-secondary institutions full time.  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 scholarship committee or the Executive Director must receive evidence that the student has enrolled full time.

  3. Awards will be dispersed in one lump sum prior to the fall semester of the student’s first year at college.

  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 for the semester affected.

  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.