The purpose of the Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship is to recognize a high school senior from a migrant farm worker family in Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton Counties in New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community with a $500.00 scholarship.
A selection committee of the Northeast Migrant Education Program and Juanita Crippen’s family members will screen candidates on the basis of the following criteria:
*Past or present eligibility for Migrant Education services in New York State
*Preferably status as a current senior in an accredited New York State high school, or status as a senior at an accredited high school outside of New York State but with a history of movement to New York State. If no eligible high school seniors submit applications, the application of a college student will be considered.
*Acceptance at a post-secondary degree granting institution, preferably in New York State
Eligible applicants must complete the application and submit the following materials by: June 15th
*Two reference letters- please have a school representative (such as counselor, teacher, coach, or other) write a letter addressing your educational commitment, grades, etc. and supporting the need for financial assistance. A reference letter may not be written by you, anyone under 21 years of age, or anyone related to you or serving as a legal guardian.
*Personal information- write an essay (250-300 words). Juanita Crippen was a woman who always helped others. Include information about what service to others means to you and how you have benefited by assisting someone else. What did you learn from the experience?
*Proof of acceptance- if you are not already enrolled in college, attach proof of acceptance.
*Proof of migrant education eligibility- attach a copy of a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) showing qualifications as a migrant student during the past three years (or any time during high school).