Ron Short Memorial Scholarship

Given by the Farmington Educational Foundation

The Ron Short Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship funded by the Farmington Educational Foundation in memory of Mr. Shorts civic contributions to the Farmington community.  Mr. Short was a long-time supporter of the Farmington School District and a past member of both the Farmington R7 School Board as well as the Farmington Educational Foundation Board of Directors.

 

Eligibility

 

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

  2. Applicant must have exhibited a history of academic performance and economic need.

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

 

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 and the aforementioned requirements.

  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.  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 Farmington Educational Foundation Scholarship committee or the Executive Director must receive evidence that the student has enrolled full time.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.