Who Can Apply:
- Throughout her lifetime, our grandmother Jean Allison was dedicated to education and her treasured town in West Texas.
- As a firm believer in the power of education, she went back to school after having five kids to get her bachelor’s degree, deciding that she wanted to give back to her community by becoming a teacher. She commenced her fifteen year career at Muleshoe High School, teaching American government, American history, world geography and economics.
- She took tremendous pride in seeing her students succeed, pushing them to their fullest potential by modeling optimism and perseverance. Some of her favorite stories were about the debate team she led, where even shy or disenchanted students confronted their fears and obstacles. She believed in offering students many chances to succeed and worked hard to help students see the unique light that shined in each of them.
- To continue her loving and determined legacy, the Jean Allison Memorial Scholarship exists and will support one student who has faced tremendous adversity but continues to persevere through it all toward a better future.
- To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a graduate or recent student of Muleshoe High School who is either currently enrolled or planning to pursue a degree at a two or four-year college or a certification from a trade school.
- (200 words) What difference will this grant make for you and your community? In your response, please describe the opportunities it will provide that you are not currently able to access and how these can be translated into a positive impact for your community. (Please note that you may define community as broadly or as narrowly as appropriate for your circumstances, from your family to a neighborhood to a city.)
- (300-500 words) Tell us about a time when life gave you a second chance, or when you persevered through challenging circumstances. What were the valuable lessons you learned from this experience? How will this experience change the way that you face obstacles in the future?
Deadline: June 2, 2022