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The Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Scholarship Program
Live application window: November 1, 2020 6:00 am through December 16, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation has established a scholarship program Foundation to assist students of the Wyalusing Area School District who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation was established in 2000 by Ken and Caroline Taylor. Ken is a Wyalusing native, a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School and was President/CEO of the Taylor Companies until their sale to Cargill, Inc. in 2002. Caroline is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Wyalusing Area School District. Both Ken and Caroline have long been community leaders with a particular interest in education. In establishing this scholarship program, Kenneth and Caroline Taylor, as trustees of the Foundation, hope to enable talented students of the Wyalusing Area School District to achieve their dreams by having their abilities recognized and developed.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to The Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a senior at Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School.
  • Plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university or at an accredited vocational-technical college or institute for the entire upcoming academic year.

Applicants accepted by and attending military academies are not eligible for a scholarship award.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,000 award. Up to seven (7) awards will be granted each year in the following manner:

  • One award will be granted to a recipient with the highest overall ranking and who plans to attend and pursue a bachelor’s degree.
  • One award will be granted to a recipient planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a course of study in math or the sciences with a preference to those pursuing an engineering degree, as long as there is a qualified applicant.
  • One award will be granted to a recipient planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a course of study in accounting, math or the sciences with a preference to those pursuing an engineering degree, as long as there is a qualified applicant.
  • One award will be granted to a recipient who has a GPA of 90% or below, demonstrates strong leadership skills and who plans to attend and pursue a bachelor’s degree, as long as there is a qualified applicant.
  • One award will be granted to a recipient who has a GPA of 90%-95%, demonstrates strong leadership skills and who plans to attend and pursue a bachelor’s degree, as long as there is a qualified applicant.
  • Two awards will be granted to recipients who plan to pursue a course of study in a vocational or technical field leading to a certificate or associate degree, as long as there are qualified applicants. Preference will be given to courses of study leading to jobs in infrastructure and support services for businesses, for example: HVAC, auto repair, LPN, dental hygienist, and x-ray technician. If there are fewer than two qualified candidates pursuing a certificate or associate degree, an award may be granted to a recipient pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a vocational or technical field.

Awards are contingent on the student completing his/her senior year in good standing with both the school and the community.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and are not to exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Renewals

Awards to recipients pursuing a bachelor’s degree are renewable up to three years or until an undergraduate degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Awards to recipients pursuing a certificate or associate degree are renewable one year or until a certificate or an associate degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

All renewals are contingent on the basis of minimum academic performance of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and continued good standing with the institution and the community.  Recipients of the vocational-technical awards and the award for study of math or the sciences who change schools or majors may forfeit their awards. Scholarship America will notify the Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation of school or course of study changes or community issues, and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and a teacher evaluation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.  All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form from a teacher must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 21, 2020 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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