The Tobey Merrill Scholarship

The Toby Merrill Scholarship was created to help change the lives of children and make a difference through education.

Scholarship recipients will excel in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership and will demonstrate high character traits such as kindness and strength during times of adversity. Special consideration will be made for candidates who are experiencing personal or family issues related to cancer or bereavement.


Annual Amount

$9700 per year renewable for four years if student remains in good academic and citizen standing at the college.  If the student is receiving financial aid, please note that accepting a Toby Merrill Scholarship may reduce the aid.

Additional Selection Criteria

Specific criteria will include a combination of the following:

• Academic Performance in high school, requiring a minimum of grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
• A letter of recommendation that speaks to your character and leadership in your school or community. The letter can be from a counselor, teacher, coach, mentor, or boss.
• Elected positions of leadership or awards received for community involvement
• Financial need based on household income or deceased, ill parents/guardians
• Personal interviews

Special consideration will be made for candidates who are experiencing personal or family issues related to cancer or bereavement.

Application Process

For online application, go to:  https://www.tobymerrillscholarship.org/apply  and please complete the following initial application to be considered for selection. Selected candidates that qualify and exemplify the above characteristics and need will be chosen to continue the process, which will require an interview with members of the Toby Merrill Scholarship Fund board, providing personal references and answering additional questions as requested by the board.

What are the requirements if I receive the award?

In order to maintain their scholarship during the four year term, recipients must satisfy the following requirements:

•Remain enrolled in a four (4) year college approved by the organization

•Achieve a minimum GPA established at the time of the Scholarship Award

•Perform a minimum of ten (10) hours of community service per year

•Provide at least semi-annual periodic updates of that individuals’ collegiate experience to the Toby Merrill Scholarship Fund (which may be shared with existing and prospective donors in newsletters, website and social media platforms)

What does a complete application entail?

1.       Application

2.       Two essays


The specific criteria used to select recipients will be a combination of the following:

• Academic performance in high school
• Athletic awards and level of participation
• Elected positions of leadership or awards received for community involvement
• Financial need based on household income or deceased/ill parents or guardian
• Personal interviews


Deadline

April 1, 2020

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.tobymerrillscholarship.org/apply