If you are a senior preparing to graduate and continue your education, Ohio FCCLA Endowment has several scholarships available to you. I
n this article is the 2016 Jay Hershey
Memorial Scholarship. Jay was involved with FCCLA for over 25 years and was a founding member of the endowment. Creating and awarding scholarships to deserving members was Jay's passion. The 2016 recipient was Tristan Edwards from Elida High School. His major is Informatics- Internet Crime at Trine University. Tristan wrote, "I hope to be able to help people from being affected by internet crime. FCCLA has contributed to my decision by opening my eyes to different avenues of study and also by helping me meet a plethora of new people".
Damien Connelley was the
2016 Lindsey Platfoot Memorial Scholarship recipient. Lindsey was a State FCCLA President and then became a National FCCLA Vice President. Damien graduated from Anna High School and is now attending The Ohio State University. His major area of study is Marketing and Digital Communications. Damien wrote, "FCCLA has contributed to my decision due to my mentorship opportunities, leadership training and growth of my networking skills. I've been able to develop professionalism throughout my life and now understand how to be prepared for a variety of events in a variety of situations. Without FCCLA I wouldn't be as confident in the success of my future".
Applications are available at the Ohio Endowment website (
www.ohiofcclaendowment.com). All applications are due by March 1, 2017. Apply today.
The Endowment assists Ohio FCCLA in its mission to develop bright, responsible leaders. The Endowment has supported the organization through the awarding of scholarships, chapter grants, leadership development, and recognition awards for individuals and chapters.