Dorothy Christopher Hoyt

Dorothy Christopher Hoyt Scholarship

Purpose - The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage young men and women of Westbrook High School to pursue a career in the teaching profession. Preference is given to individuals entering the teaching profession, however, an award may be made to others if no qualified prospective teacher candidates are available.

Criteria for Selection -

  • Candidate must be of good moral and ethical character.
  • He or she must be a good citizen.
  • Intend to pursue four years of higher education in an accredited institution.
  • The candidate must be a member of the Westbrook High School graduating class.
  • Scholarship Board - The committee consists of the principal and two teachers. The names will be submitted to the Westbrook Foundation who will make the award.

Procedure to Apply -

  • The applicant must complete the "Westbrook Foundation Application".
  • The candidate must complete a 200-300 word essay that lists interests, ambitions, concern, and/or specific plans for the future. The essay must have your social security number on the top, right-hand corner. Your name should appear only on the back of the essay.
  • The candidate's official transcript needs to be attached.
  • The candidate must provide two letters of recommendations.

Notification - A formal presentation of the scholarship will be given to the successful candidate at graduation. An alternate and second are chosen, but not announced, in the event that the principal recipient does not enter college.

Amount of Award - Two $500 scholarships are awarded. At the discretion of the trustees, one award of $1,000 may be made if there is a shortage of candidates or if one particular candidate exhibits extraordinary qualifications.

Deadline - Applications are due in the Guidance office or mailed to The Westbrook Foundation, Inc. and postmarked on or before April 1st.