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Whitney C. Albertson Memorial Scholarship Award

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • Graduating senior from a Jackson County High School

  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited undergraduate four-year college/university

  • GPA of 3.0 or above 

  • Female

  • Played at least one sport for one season

  • Testimonial that applicant has contributed to the community​

Essay: How will your spiritual or faith-tradition affect your college experience?


Renewable: Yes


Scholarship Award: Up to $4,000 per year up to 4 years; One new award is granted per year that is renewable for up to 4 years.

Scholarship Use: These awards are not intended to finance any specific activities of the recipients and the student may decide on the manner in which the prizes or awards may be expended. Examples for students include tuition, books, fees, or other academic related costs, school sponsored trips, internships or travel abroad. 


Individual Achievement Grants Renewal: Recipients are eligible for renewal for a period of 4 years if the recipient continues to be enrolled and is in good standing at the educational institution the student is attending. 

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Whitney Albertson was a 16 year old sophomore at Lumen Christi High School when she died in a weather related car accident driving to school on March 3 1999.  She excelled academically and athletically, and she had a heart for service.  The Whitney C. Albertson Memorial Fund was created to support young women of similar abilities in their pursuit of a college education.  The Fund will be used primarily to provide Individual Achievement Grants in accordance with the program guidelines.

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