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Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarship Details

Scholarship Name: Stephen J. Harris and Rita L. Harris Memorial Scholarship

Full-Time Student;#Graduate of Centralia High School;#GPA Greater Than 2.50


The following criteria are established for this award:


Applicant must be a graduate of Centralia High School and a resident of Kaskaskia College District 501. Preference will be given to a graduate of St. Mary's School in Centralia, Illinois

Applicant must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Applicant must be enrolled full-time at Kaskaskia College with plans to transfer to a 4 year accredited university to pursue a higher education degree working in Special Education or a related field to include Speech Pathology, Audiology, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Teaching, or any field that would assist the developmentally disabled

Preference will be given to any applicant who demonstrates financial need, has a parent who is a  veteran, or is from a single parent home

Preference will be given to a son, daughter, grandson, grandaughter, niece or nephew of a Warren G. Murray Developmental Centeremployee

Applicant must write an essay detailing one's background, career objectives, and describing why you want to work with the developmentally disabled/special needs population - what is motivating you to want to do this, and how you plan to use the education/degree you receive

Applicant must attach at least one letter of recommendation from a civic, school, or church leader attesting to one's citizenship, morals, and ethics

There will be one award of $1,000 to be credited to the recipient's account to be used for tuition, fees, and books



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