The Starfish Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. The Starfish Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, or graduate students who are legal residents of the United States. The applicant must currently reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  2. Applicants should have a current minimum GPA of 3.0, and be in good overall academic standing.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: A popular story adapted from Loren Eiseley’s essay, “The Star Thrower” highlights the power one person’s efforts can make. The story tells of a young girl who was walking along a beach throwing beached starfish back into the ocean. A man comes up to the girl and says she is wasting her time, as she couldn’t possibly help all of the starfish that found themselves beached. After a short moment, the girl picks up and throws another starfish back into the sea and says “I made a difference to that one.” The man is inspired to join the girl in her efforts, which ultimately has a ripple effect on others nearby who help save every last starfish on the beach. This story is a metaphor for the power one person’s actions can have in affecting significant change in the world. It is easy to think that one person can’t make a difference, so why even try? Our team at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC understands the message behind the starfish’s tale, and that is why we are offering The Starfish Scholarship. The Starfish Scholarship will be available to high school seniors and current college students who best answer what social justice means to them. Our goal is to encourage students to think about what social justice is and how their actions can have an impact on the world around them. The student who shares the most thoughtful and well-written response will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for their continued education.

Application requirements for the The Starfish Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Website registration
Additional Information: Employees of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households (whether related or not), are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Award Amount: Chosen applicant will receive $1,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 31, 2024

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 31, 2024

All applications and supporting materials must be submtted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/ late submissions will be accepted. Award notifications will be announced on November 30th!
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