Elliot A. Spencer

Elliot A. Spencer Memorial Scholarship

Purpose - The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage mature young men and women of Westbrook High School toward higher education.

Criteria for Selection -

The candidate must be a good citizen and of good moral and ethical character.
The candidate must have grade point average of B or better.
The candidate's financial need is a consideration.
Candidates intending to attend a four year college are given preference, however, worthy candidates planning to attend a two year college, technical or nursing school are also eligible to apply.

Scholarship Board - This award is a decision of the Trustees of the Westbrook Foundation. The committee may confer with Westbrook High School officials in determining the eligibility of the candidates.

Procedure to Apply -

The candidate must complete "Westbrook Foundation Application".
The candidate must complete a 200-300 word essay that lists interests, ambitions, concerns, 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 - The sum of $5,000.00 is awarded over a four year period of time ($1,250.00/year for 4 years) to the successful candidate's college at the completion of the first semester if in good academic standing (2.7 GPA or better). Standing shall be determined by both the latest semester GPA as well as the overall cumulative average. In the event that the recipient drops out of school, the alternate will receive the balance of the scholarship.

Deadline - Applications are to be mailed to The Westbrook Foundation, Inc. and postmarked on or before May 1st.