This scholarship fund is established in memory of Vera Howarth, a long-time resident of Soldotna, member of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, and much-loved, devoted member of the community. Awards will be made to students with a positive-upbeat personality and demonstrated community involvement, including civic activities, volunteerism, a general willingness to participate and determination to overcome difficulties while retaining a positive attitude.
The award is open to High School Seniors residing in the City of Soldotna who meet the criteria outlined below.
Awards are made to support tuition and fees for post-High School Education. Awards must cover specified costs not covered by other grants or scholarships. Two (2) $1,500 scholarships will be awarded.
Scholarship recipients will be selected in late April. Winners will be contacted by email. Recipients will be asked to attend Soldotna Chamber's Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, for the Scholarship Awards Reception at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex at noon.
ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA
(a) be a senior in high school in the City of Soldotna
(b) pursue a post-secondary education at a university or technical school of choice, beginning in the Fall semester immediately following graduation,
(c) possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8,
(d) participate in community service,
(e) demonstrate a positive attitude.
Applicant Must Submit:
(1) The following completed application form, including attached essay.
(2) A one-page letter of recommendation from two individuals attesting to student’s positive attitude and with first-hand knowledge of student’s community involvement. The letter must be type written and signed by its author.
(3) Official transcript through senior year
Application Deadline: Friday, March 19th, 2021 by 5:00 pm
Applications may be turned into your high school counselor or submit this form online to theSoldotna Chamber of Commerce. Partial applications will not be considered. Please submit all items together.