Seymour Pink seeks applicants for scholarships

Seymour-PinkSeymour Pink, Inc. is accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships in memory of Theodosia McEnerney. McEnerney, who died of breast cancer at age 55, was the mother of Seymour Pink founder Mary Deming.

Seymour Pink is a non profit organization with a mission to unite a community in the fight against breast cancer.  Theodosia McEnerney, who lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 55, was the mother of Mary Deming, founder of Seymour Pink, Inc.
The scholarships will be awarded to deserving students pursuing post-secondary studies. Applications must be received no later than Sunday April 21.
In order for a student to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
•    Have a family member or friend who has/or have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
•    Be a resident of the Naugatuck Valley.
•    Planning on attending an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school as a full-time student in 2013-14.
•    Complete an application form, then write an essay on the topic: “What I have learned from this experience and how might I help others because of it.”
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Email applications to pink.roseanne@gmail.com, hand deliver them to the Seymour High School Guidance Office or mail to RoseAnne Thornton, Seymour Pink, Inc. P.O. Box 333, Seymour, CT 06483
Scholarship applications will be reviewed and scholars chosen by the Seymour Pink, Inc. Scholarship Committee.  Student essays, grades and extra-curricular activities will be considered. Names will be withheld from the committee until after the recipients have been selected.
Upon nomination, the Scholarship Committee of Seymour Pink, Inc. will have the authority to decide which of the nominations warrant consideration.  All applications will be kept confidential.
Scholarships will be awarded on Thursday May 30 to Seymour High School students at the Seymour High School award assembly.  Student scholars who attend other schools will be awarded their scholarship at the May 7 Seymour Pink, Inc. Board of Directors meeting.

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