We would like to tell you about a new scholarship opportunity for students attending schools in the Region 16 service area. This is sponsored by the Angel’s Grace Scholarship Fund. This is the first year of this scholarship and we feel that it will grow in future years as support for this cause continues to grow.
This scholarship was created as a way to help get the word out about distracted driving including texting while driving. A young woman who graduated from Channing High School in May and was attending West Texas A&M University was killed in a distracted driving episode in September. The family came up with the idea of a poster contest to help get the word out so that this format could help prevent a family and school from experiencing these tragic accidents.
The scholarship consists of a poster contest about the dangers of distracted driving held at each school. Each school will pick a local winner from their school and that poster will be submitted to the regional contest where the posters will be displayed at the Jack B. Kelly Student Union Building on the campus of West Texas A&M University (WTAMU). The student body at WTAMU will be voting and determining the regional places.
At this time, the first place regional winner will receive a minimum of a $1000 one time scholarship and the second place winner will receive a minimum of a $500 one time scholarship. We are getting more interest in this scholarship all the time and those amounts, and number of places, may be able to go up some more.
We would like to encourage schools to try and raise some funds for a school winning scholarship for your local contest as well. PTOs, churches, insurance agents, car dealers, etc., all have a vested interest and many would be able to donate enough to at least come up with a total of $250 for your local winners.
Below are the rules, forms, procedures, and timelines. If you have any questions, please contact Robert McLain at 806-235-3432 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope that you will help sponsor what we feel is a very important cause and help to save our students from accidents!