Eric DePersio Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Community Foundation of North Central Washington

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One scholarship will be awarded each year the program is offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must attend Wenatchee or Westside High School.
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior.

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

Description: The Eric DePersio Memorial Scholarship is available for graduating seniors of Wenatchee or Westside High School who demonstrate academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Application requirements for the Eric DePersio Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommender emails
  • Student Aid Report
Additional Information: This scholarship is provided in memory of Eric DePersio, an exceptional student at Wenatchee High School who also enjoyed golfing, downhill skiing, and other outdoor activities. Tragically, Eric's life was cut short in 1991 as a result of a boating accident. Scholarships are administered through the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, a charitable organization dedicating to providing financial assistance to other charitable groups and individuals within Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. The selection of scholarship recipients is based primarily on a combination of academic achievements, strength of recommendations, and unmet fianncial need as calculated by the applicant's expected financial contribution. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have overcome significant obstacles, yet remain firmly committed to the highest levels of academic achievement and athletic involvement. Award recipients are contacted in early May and will be asked to provide additional documentation such as the signed scholarship agreement and verification of enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. All funds will be deposited directly with the school of the recipient's choice.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

The Eric DePersio Memorial Scholarship deadline has passed for 2019 but the scholarship is expected to be offered again in 2020. Please check back in January of 2020 when applications will become available. Applications for the Eric DePersio Memorial Scholarship must be completed online at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington website. To apply, students must first create an online account with the community foundation's application portal and complete the eligibility quiz. Students will then be able to access the individual applications for any scholarships they are eligible through the foundation. Applicants are encouraged to gather the following materials prior to beginning the application: their expected family contribution (EFC) from their Student Aid Report (SAR); transcripts from their current educational institution; email addresses for two individuals who will provide a recommendation for the applicant; and a list of activities, awards, and honors the student has received. The Student Aid Report is obtained by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the student's current-year FAFSA must be completed at the time of application. Students may apply to multiple scholarships they are eligible through the foundation application portal by clicking on "copy answers." Students are also advised to pay close attention to any specific short answers, essays, or other supplemental materials required for each specific scholarship's application. All submissions must be completed online by the deadline date. Any late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact: Julie Mott
Address: 9 S Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, Washington 98801

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