Todd W. Jokerst Memorial Scholarship

Administered by the Farmington Educational Foundation

The Todd Jokerst Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a Farmington High School Senior who best reflects his or her overall commitment to celebrating life for what it can be.  Todd led his life striving for the best in himself and others.  A 1986 FHS graduate, Todd was a leader in school and in his community.  The recipient of this scholarship must exemplify Todd’s spirit by showing academic success, as well as leadership achievements in school and the community.

 

The scholarship can be applied toward any institution of higher learning.  Half of the scholarship will be awarded upon graduation from high school with the other $1,000 being awarded only if the student has maintained a 2.7 GPA as a full-time student through the first semester of their higher education.

 

Eligibility

 

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

  2. Applicant must have exhibited a history of leadership, hard work, diligence, and initiative and detail these attributes through letters of reference and anecdotal evidence.  It is important that the applicant also demonstrate academic success, leadership in the community and school, and evidence of an appreciation for living his or her life to its fullness.

  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).

  4. Half the scholarship total will be awarded upon receipt of proof that the scholarship winner has enrolled and the additional $1,000 will be awarded upon receipt of proof of enrollment as a full-time student for the second semester.  It will be the responsibility of the student to provide evidence of the cumulative GPA prior to receiving the balance of the funds.

 

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 TYPED ESSAY that focuses on the applicant’s life experiences and achievements, as well as the applicant’s aspirations for the future as well as 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 scholarship committee or the Executive Director must receive evidence that the student has enrolled full time.

  3. Student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale to continue eligibility for this scholarship.  The Todd Jokerst Memorial Scholarship committee must receive written notification from the institution stating that the student has met this criterion prior to the dispersal of funds.  Once this criterion is not met, the entire scholarship is voided and any other rights to additional funding are forfeited.

  4. 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.