DR. WILLARD C. SCRIVNER PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION
Public Health Scholarship Program
Graduating High School Seniors
Perhaps the single most important avenue to improving the health of individuals and the public as a whole is education. Named in honor of the late Dr. Willard C. Scrivner, the Foundation Board of Directors has established a Scholarship Program for St. Clair County high school graduates. In keeping with Dr. Scrivner’s lifelong commitment to promoting public health and education, the Foundation hopes to aid educational endeavors in the health field by offering three (3) $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have chosen to pursue a health-related field of study.
The Dr. Willard C. Scrivner Public Health Foundation Scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior that is a resident of St. Clair County who will be attending an accredited institution. This includes a junior college or four-year university. Under the guidelines of the program, selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon the judging criteria.
- Application packets will be made available in the designated office of each St. Clair County high school. The Application Form should be completed jointly by the applicant, parents and his/her Principal or Counselor.
- The applicant/parents are to complete Part I, II, and III of the application. The High School Principal or Counselor is to complete Part IV.
- Completed forms should be forwarded to the Foundation no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 14, 2023. The scholarship staff will assign each applicant an “applicant number” to ensure impartiality in judging and forward the application to the Scholarship Committee. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2023 and awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on May 9, 2023 at the St. Clair County Health Department (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions).
Application judging will be conducted in two phases:
Scholarship staff will assign the applicant an “applicant number” to ensure impartiality in judging. Applications will be reviewed to ensure legibility and completeness. Those applications meeting the eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the Scholarship Committee.
The Scholarship Committee will review the applications screened in Phase One. A determination of the finalists for the Foundation Scholarship will be made based upon the Judging Criteria. The Committee will present the finalists and recommendations for scholarship awards to the Foundation Board for approval.
- 50% Academic Strength – ACT, curriculum, GPA, class rank
- 25% Financial Need – Household income, number of persons living in the household, special needs, student work history and extenuating circumstances
- 25% Service & Leadership – Volunteer work, leadership, awards, sports, music, arts, letters of recommendation and essay
Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited institution. This includes a junior college or four-year university. Under the guidelines of the program, selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon the judging criteria. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the student who is 18 years old. For students under 18, the money will be paid to the student’s parents. Monies awarded may be expended for tuition, books and/or other educational expenses. The Scholarship will be a one-time award.
The Dr. Willard C. Scrivner Public Health Foundation will offer up to three (3) $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from St. Clair County.
To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant:
- shall be a graduating high school senior who has maintained a “B” average or above;
- shall have demonstrated an active interest in their school activities, which may include interest in local public health;
- shall submit a 500 word original essay on The Importance of a Strong Public Health Presence to the Health of a Community;
- shall include a current high school transcript with at least seven semester grades; please note if honors classes have been taken.
- shall submit a letter of recommendation from one of the scholar’s high school teachers, counselor, or principal;
- shall have selected a field of study in a health profession or an allied health occupation.
All applications and correspondence on behalf of the applicant should be directed to:
Dr. Willard C. Scrivner Public Health Foundation
Attn: Kristy Mullins
19 Public Square, Suite 150
Belleville, IL, 62220
Deadline for filing for 2023 scholarships is 4:00 p.m. April 14, 2023. Winners will be announced on or before May 1, 2023. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on May 9, 2023 (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions). The scholarship will be a one-time award for one year. Monies will be awarded directly to the student who is 18 years of age. If the student is under 18, the money will be paid to the parent/guardian.