The BRAF Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship is only open to students who live and/or attend school in Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana. Students must be a high school senior enrolling in an accredited college or university in the fall when the scholarship is awarded. Preference may be given to students with hearing or other physical impairments, students not receiving other substantial aid, and/or students in Louisiana.
Ms. Cheryl Conkling loved education and music. She excelled in them despite the physical hardships she suffered from gamma globulin anemia and hearing loss. Ms. Conkling was a brilliant student and graduated Summa Cum Laude from college. This scholarship fund supports students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education.