BEND – The deadline to apply for the Stewart Scholarship is here.
Applications must be postmarked by Monday, July 1, and sent to U.S. Bank’s in Bend to their trust department.
The amount for this year’s distribution is $594,000.
The amount awarded to each recipient depends on the number of qualified applicants.
Provisions in the wills of Wayne Stewart and his son Eminger Stewart III created a perpetual fund to assist Grant County residents in pursuing careers of their choice as they attend an accredited college, university, graduate school or trade school.
Wayne Stewart and his wife Jane Quayle Stewart were residents of Dayville, along with their son Eminger, and the family had a keen interest in education.
Wayne Stewart was a Harvard graduate, and Eminger Stewart was educated at Stanford University.
Eminger died in Mt. Vernon in 2007.
The scholarships go to “worthy young residents of Grant County,” as the Stewarts wished, although there is no age limit.
A few requirements for the applications include, a 2.0 or higher GPA in high school and the first year of post high school study, and a 2.5 or higher GPA in subsequent years of post high school study.
The applicant also provides a statement of goals as well as paperwork including transcripts, a copy of a page from the FAFSA form, residency and school history form and proof of citizenship.
U.S. Bank officials, who handle the Stewart Foundation, said the scholarship committee would determine who receives the scholarships in July and that notifications will likely be made in August.
Scholarship forms and requirements, for new and previous applicants, are available at the Grant County Education Service District in John Day or at their website www.grantesd.k12.or.us (see bottom of page).