RICHMOND, Ind. — Molly Gard is one in every of 250, and Esther Etherington is one in every of 25. Not in Richmond Excessive Faculty, not in Wayne County, not in Indiana. These two Richmond graduates are a part of a choose few throughout the nation to earn the scholarships they’re utilizing to additional their training.
Gard obtained the Stamps Scholarship, and Etherington obtained the First Tee Scholarship.
Based on its web site, the Stamps Scholarship was designed in 2006 to supply “extraordinary academic experiences for extraordinary college students.” At present, it helps “distinctive college students grow to be significant leaders.”
The award covers the complete price of attendance at any of this system’s 37 associate faculties. Gard plans to make use of this scholarship to review science at Purdue College, based on a Richmond Excessive Faculty launch. She additionally plans to hitch Purdue’s Honors School.
The Stamps program may also join Gard with its group that stretches throughout the US, the discharge states. Along with having her education paid for, Gard has entry to an enrichment fund of as much as $10,000 to make use of for educational actions like conferences, examine overseas experiences and internships.
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At Richmond, Gard was the primary chair celloist within the college’s orchestra in addition to the orchestra council vice chairman. She was a member of the science and math educational groups, the coed council and the Purple Satan Mentor Program.
As for Etherington, her First Tee Scholarship is price as much as $20,000, a First Tee launch states, and she or he’ll be utilizing it to attend Franklin School to review elementary training and proceed her golf profession.
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Along with her scholarship, Etherington can be paired with a mentor all through school, have entry to skilled growth workshops and get help in securing internships and jobs, the discharge states.
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Based on its web site, First Tee started in 1997 to make golf extra inexpensive and accessible for teenagers. As this system launched the sport to kids, it additionally launched life expertise.
Etherington has been concerned with First Tee in Richmond for six years and was a member of Richmond Excessive Faculty’s varsity ladies golf workforce for 4 years. Etherington was additionally a member of Richmond’s choir and frequently volunteers at her church.
Zach Piatt studies on sports activities and training for The Palladium-Merchandise. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @zachpiatt13.