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FESTIVAL OF THE LITTLE HILLS
SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

2024 SCHOLARSHIP
INTRODUCTION

The Festival of the Little Hills is a not-for-profit organization that has provided a fund-raising venue for other local area non-profit groups since 1971.  The Festival of the Little Hills conducts one of America’s premier events known by the same name as the organization in August each year.  The event celebrates the rich history of St. Charles through crafts, craft demonstrations, antiques, food, music, family fun, and more.

 

The Festival of the Little Hills may award five (5) one-year scholarships of $1,000.00 each, to high school Seniors from St. Charles High School, St. Charles West High School, Duchesne High School, Lewis & Clark Career Center, Lutheran High School, Orchard Farm High School, and Francis Howell North High School who plan to attend a trade or technical school or to achieve an equivalent from an accredited certification program for the arts.  This includes areas including advanced manufacturing, automotive, construction, cosmetology, early education, health sciences, hospitality, law and public safety.  

    

ELIGIBILITY AND AWARD CRITERIA

 

  1. Grade Level: Must be a High School Senior in Grade 12.

  2. Grades: Seniors must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

  3. Extracurricular Activities:  Must have participated in two or more extracurricular activities in high school.

  4. References:  Three required.  One (1) from a faculty member, one (1) from an activity sponsor, and one (1) from a non-related adult, who has known the applicant for a minimum of 5 years.  Applicants will supply email addresses and a form will be sent via email for the references to fill out.

  5. Scholarship application:  Applicants must fill out the application which includes education, work experience, extracurricular, and volunteer activities, and a 100-word minimum and up to a 300-word maximum response explaining your career aspirations.  

  6. Residency:  All applicants must attend one of the High Schools listed in the Introduction above.

  7. College/University/Trade School/Technical School or Certified Program Attendance:  Scholarships will be awarded to students who are attending an accredited institution (college, university, trade school, or technical school)  OR are enrolled in a certified program. 

  8. Scholarship Money:  Money may be used for tuition, room and board, and/or books. Any scholarship monies unused within one year of receiving the scholarship must be returned to the Festival of the Little Hills. All winning scholarship monies will be issued directly to the student's institution of choice to be credited to the student's account.

  9. Recipients:  Are asked to attend the General Membership Meeting on June 17, 2024, to receive their award.    

  10. Deadline:  Applications must be received no later than February 25, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE:  

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN THE SAME CONSIDERATION AS COMPLETED APPLICATIONS.  MAKE CERTAIN THAT ALL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE RETURNED BY YOUR SPONSORS ON TIME TO BE INCLUDED IN YOUR SUBMISSION PACKET.  ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE FESTIVAL OF THE LITTLE HILLS.

2023 SCHOLARSHIP recipients

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Ashley Reed

St. Charles HS

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Ryan Leuthauser

Lutheran HS

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Madeline Weber

Orchard Farm HS

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Rachel Small

Duchesne  HS

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 Marissa Sipe

St. Charles HS

Jessica Ruffing (not pictured)

Orchard Farm HS

Past SCHOLARSHIP recipients

2022 RECIPIENTS

Sophia Prost – St. Charles West HS
Jordan Slusser – Francis Howell North HS

Matthew Fichtenmayer – Duchesne HS

Carly Gordon – Francis Howell North HS

Clair Ott – St. Charles West HS

2018 RECIPIENTS

Bailey Clodfelter
Audrey Pado
Allison Papin
Caitlind Walker
Maria Wilder

2015 RECIPIENTS

Nicholas Anselmo
Brenna Bagby
Megan Downey
Sarah Le
Megan Purgahn

2021 RECIPIENTS

Margaret Dultz – Duchesne HS
Claire Mosher – St. Charles HS
Cameron Short – Lutheran St. Charles HS
Lucy St. John – Francis Howell North HS
Erin Turner – Lutheran St. Charles HS

2020 RECIPIENTS

Savannah Carmichael
Sameul Clodfelter
Hayden Gamache
Anna Johnston
Claire Schkerke

2019 RECIPIENTS

Arianna Chaves
Margaret Fitzgerald
Elise Gordon
Jordan Peters
Drew Ryherd
Hanna Wilson

2017 RECIPIENTS

Sara Dobrinic
Bryce Edmondson
Emily Henry
Jacob Larson
Breanne Martin
Meredith Stratmann

2016 RECIPIENTS

Rebecca Hilsabeck
Antonia LaRocca
Clair Schindehette
Lindsey Weber
Lauren Wood

2014 RECIPIENTS

Cole Gilkey
Amanda Kubiak
Emily Mertz
Amy Brown
Sofia Quintana
Matthew Gerstenkorn
Abigail Griffin
Alexandra Dultz

2013 RECIPIENTS

Brittany Bagby
Patrick Brennan
Gabriela Hinner
Cameron Nichols
Taylor Plodzien

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