Haraldine Harbert Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in order to provide $1000 annually to be awarded to a graduating senior from Seymour High School who will be pursuing a college education and intending to have a career in public education.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a current graduating senior from Seymour High School (or from the Seymour area if the high school ceases to exist) and the recipient must be attending college pursuing a career in public education.
  2. The applicant must have “reasonable” grades and have financial need, but financial need would not be the most important criterion.
  3. Scholarship renewable up to four years is the recipient remains in a career path of public education and shows evidence of successful grades to complete his/her degree.
  4. Only one scholarship will be awarded per year, but it will be renewable if the student continues a degree in education each year of college.
  5. Applicants must submit a letter of application, which includes the information set forth above (name, high school, graduation date, school, intended field of study, GPA, transcript) as well as the following additional information:
    • the name of the college, university, or junior college they plan to attend;
    • why they chose this particular institution of higher learning;
    • what led them to this career choice;
    • a statement of personal and educational goals pertaining to the chosen career;
    • a summary of any work-related experience in the field of study; and
    • a statement of how the student has made the best use of his or her ability, and
    • a demonstration of financial need.
  6. Applicants must supply a letter of recommendation from a school representative and a letter of recommendation from a non-related community representative.
  7. Applicants must appear, if requested, for an interview with the Haraldine Harbert Memorial Scholarship selection committee.
  8. Applications must be received at the Foundation Office or by Email by the first Monday of April each year.
  9. A scholarship must be claimed by March 1st of the year following the one in which it was awarded (generally two semesters). All scholarship money will be presented upon proof of enrollment at a junior college, college, or university for the ensuing fall semester. If not claimed, the scholarship will be considered forfeited, and the amount awarded will be returned to the appropriate scholarship fund. Special exceptions may be granted by written permission from the Wayne Community Foundation Board of Directors

Selection Criteria

Applications for the Scholarship will be judged using the following criteria:

  1. Graduate of Seymour High School
  2. Pursuit of a career in public education
  3. Reasonable grades
  4. Financial need