PEF First Class Scholarship

SPONSOR:             The Ponaganset Education Foundation 

PURPOSE:             The First Class Scholarship is designed to provide financial and personal support for deserving and resilient Ponaganset public high school students attending 4-year colleges on a full-time basis. Scholarships of up to $16,000 ($4,000/year) are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and personal accomplishments. Funds awarded by PEF may be used for tuition, books, room and board, and incidental expenses in connection with the recipient’s college education. Scholarship recipients are matched with a personal mentor for four years. 

CRITERIA:              Selection for the First Class Scholarship is based on the following:

  • Neither parent has graduated from a four year college/universityüSeniors accepted to and attending an accredited four year college/universityüSeniors attending Ponaganset High School for 3 or more yearsüGPA – cumulative of at least 2.5üDemonstrated financial needüAbility to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goalsüQuality involvement with others through work, school, family or communityüCommitment to honor other requirements of the PEF

     

    AMOUNT:               $16,000 ($2,000 each semester over four years)

     

    TIMELINE:              May of each year

     

  • Students complete an applicationüApplications are reviewed by a selection committeeüFinalists will be interviewedüRecipients honored at an awards ceremony

     

    NON-PROFIT:        Ponaganset Education Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit
    corporation

     

    DONATIONS:         Donations gratefully accepted year round

     

  • Checks payable to Ponaganset Education FoundationüWrite First Class Scholarship on memo line of check

CONTACT:          Nancy Mendizabal
                                Email: nancy@applevalleyagency.com
Cell: 401-578-2452

FEIN:                 Contact the Ponaganse t Education Foundation
Email: info@ponagansetfoundation.org
Phone: 401-949-1786
Website: http://ponagansetfoundation.org/ 


FIRST CLASS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

AVAILABLE FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT 

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