Applications for the 2009 Clinton Township Scholarship are now available at the Guidance Department at North Putnam High School.
Completed applications should be returned to the office by Friday, March 13. Any high school student who resides in Clinton Township upon graduation and for at least two of four years while attending high school is eligible for consideration.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Selection will be based on the student's scholarship record, financial aid, and evidence of responsible citizenship.
A fund drive was initiated in the mid-1980s by students, teachers and friends of the former Clinton Center School with a goal of $10,000. The money was to be invested and the scholarship would be funded by the interest earned on the investment.
The Clinton Township Scholarship was the first one in Putnam County established by school alumni. Several others have since been established.
The scholarship was first awarded in 1987 and has been awarded each consecutive year since that time. Originally, the amount was $150 per semester; recently it has been increased to $250 per semester. The scholarship continues up to four full years (eight semesters) of enrollment as long as the student earns at least a 2.00 cumulative G.P.A. and is enrolled as a full-time student.
The scholarship is still funded by the interest from investments from donations. Many people make memorial contributions in honor or memory of those who attended or taught at the school.
The Clinton Township Scholarship is overseen by the Putnam County Foundation. Donations may be sent to the Foundation at P.O. Box 514 and designated for the Clinton Township Scholarship.
The winner of the scholarship will be announced and recognized at the Clinton Center Alumni Banquet in late April. Anyone with questions about the scholarship may contact Connie Lambermont at (765) 739-6321.