Kenneth + Mark Ireland Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Ken Ireland, a longtime pharmacist and community leader in Corydon. It will provide a $1000.00 scholarship annually for a Wayne Community High School senior entering a health care field with preference given to a student attending the University of Iowa.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be graduates of the Wayne Community School District (or districts succeeding the district and serving Wayne County) with the intention of enrolling full-time at a junior college, college or university.
  2. Applicants must have maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average throughout high school. A signed copy of the applicant’s transcript must be provided.
  3. Applicants must submit a letter of application, which includes the information set forth above 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.
  4. Applicants must supply a letter of recommendation from a school representative and a letter of recommendation from a non-related community representative.
  5. Applicants must appear, if requested, for an interview with the Kenneth + Mark Ireland Memorial Scholarship selection committee.
  6. Applications must be received at the Foundation Office or by Email by the first Monday of April each year.
  7. A scholarship must be claimed by March 1st of the year following the one in which it was awarded (generally two semesters). 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. Personal qualities/strength of character
  2. Community service
  3. Financial need
  4. Work experience
  5. Strength of recommendations