City of Whiting Scholarship Program for 2012

Students who are dependents of a Whiting owner-occupied home, please keep in mind that the deadline is drawing near to apply for the 2012 City of Whiting Scholarship. The deadline for turning in applications to City Hall is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. A copy of the application is available in the Mayor’s office or online at In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be in the top 25% of his/her graduating class, be the dependent of a Whiting homeowner who occupies that home, and attend a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. This year up to three scholarships may be awarded and the value of the scholarship is $2,500 per academic year for a total award of $10,000 over four years. A five member committee reviews the applications based on scholastic achievement, involvement and leadership activities within the school, and involvement and leadership within the community. The submittal requires an application, signed media release, senior photograph, current transcript and class rand (including SAT/ACT scores) and three letters of recommendation from individuals associated with the activities in which the student has participated. At least one letter of recommendation must come from an individual who is not affiliated with the Whiting School System. This scholarship is a great opportunity for a student who has excelled both inside and outside of the classroom. It is not based on economic need but rather on the leadership and community involvement which the student has displayed. Past recipients include Haleigh Suarez, Ryan Willoughby, Katherine Staley, Also Lopez, Megan Kazmierski, Elizabeth Murzyn and Julianne Stribiak. For further information contact City Hall at (219) 659-7704, ext. 229.