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The Anne Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 30, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Anne Vaughan’s Education Trust has established a scholarship program to assist descendants of Edward Thomas Vaughan and Annie (Briggs) Vaughan who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to The Anne Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a descendant of Edward Thomas Vaughan and Annie (Briggs) Vaughan. The branches of the family are as follows.
    1. Alice (Vaughan) Kraps
    2. Nora Vaughan Hollett
    3. Edward C. Vaughan
    4. John Charles “Jack” Vaughan
    5. Ernest Leonard Vaughan
    6. Thomas Henry Vaughan
    7. Allan Vaughan
    8. Enos Paul Vaughan
    9. Iris (Vaughan) Morris
    10. Ralph Pearce Vaughan
    11. Helen (Vaughan) Craemer

    Descendants need to be blood-related. Those who have been adopted into the family will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate/doctorate level students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate/doctorate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award.
  • Up to 15 awards will be granted.
  • Awards are renewable*.
  • Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent in a full-time course of study.
  • All graduate/doctorate degree majors will be subject for review.

*Awards may be renewed for up to seven additional years or until a degree is earned. If a student continues directly into further study following completion of their undergraduate degree, they may renew their award. In the case of a student choosing to take time off between undergraduate and further study, they would no longer be eligible for renewal but could reapply to the program when beginning further study. Additional studies may include graduate, doctoral, or vocational programs.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Anne Vaughan’s Educational Trust. Payments are made in equal installments in early August and mid-December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience and/or home responsibilities
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Online Recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any descendant or family member of Anne Vaughan’s Educational Trust play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Program Deadline

Your application must be submitted on or before 3:00 p.m. Central Time on March 30, 2020.

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

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Also, as part of your application, an online recommendation must be completed on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on April 2, 2020.

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

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