Damion DaneMemorial Scholarship

Administered by the Farmington Educational Foundation

The Damion Dane Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a Farmington High School Senior who best reflects the qualities exemplified by Damion.  Damion constantly strived to do his best in all things he attempted.  A hard worker, he always had a job, even when his studies at school required a lot of his time and effort.  Mature for his age, Damion was ever mindful of what was occurring around him.  He instinctively knew what was required to get a task done and did it.  Damion was a leader in scouts and attained the rank of Eagle, the highest in scouting.

 

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 will be attending a two- or four-year college or university or a Missouri Post Secondary Vocational Technical School for a minimum of two years 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.

  3. At least two (2) but not more than 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 four increments.  Five hundred dollars ($500) will be awarded at the beginning of each new semester of full-time attendance in an eligible post-secondary institution for a total of four (4) consecutive semesters.

  4. Student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to continue eligibility for this scholarship.  The Damion Dane 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.