A Message on our Chapter Scholarship
Helen Adler, Chairwoman
The Central Florida Chapter established a scholarship fund to help defray the cost of tuition for a Central Florida area Penn State student. We have made a commitment to fund our scholarship, so this year more than ever before we need your help and support.
We are proud to announce this year’s scholarship winner is sophomore Kayleigh Baker from Kissimmee.
Kayleigh is one of only about 60 students who has been selected to participate in the Penn State Architecture Program. These students put in countless hours of work in a studio and during her first year, Kayleigh helped build a design structure for Penn State’s Recycling Center, made entirely out of recycled materials.
Kayleigh also participates as a Lion Scout for the main campus, where she not only gives tours of campus to prospective students, but also participates in fundraising and works with students recently accepted to Penn State. Kayleigh also has been inspired to combine these two “worlds” by proposing a new tour on campus for those interested in learning little-known architectural secrets about Penn State. She invites all of us back to campus for a tour with her!
Please join me in congratulating Kayleigh and all of our local students attending Penn State this coming fall!
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund, please visit our Chapter Store or mail in a check with your annual dues. Please help us if you can! Thank you for your generosity!
If you are interesting in volunteering for the scholarship committee or have a fundraising idea, please contact Helen Adler, Committee Chair at Helen.Adler@honeywell.com.
About the Central Florida Chapter Scholarship
The Central Florida Chapter has established a scholarship fund to help defray the cost of tuition for a selected Central Florida area Penn State student. The Scholarship Committee is in the process of sending out applications to eligible area students.
The Central Florida Chapter awards one scholarship each year to a returning Penn State student from the Central Florida Chapter’s geographical area. The student can be attending any campus and should have completed his or her freshman year. The amount of the scholarship is currently $1,000 annually, provided the Chapter has the necessary funds.
The criteria for eligibility are:
- Returning sophomore, junior, or senior (completed freshman year)
- Must be a full-time student
- Attend any one of Penn State’s campuses
- Must reside in Chapter’s service area and have a permanent Central Florida mailing address
In order to participate, the students will be asked that they tell us about themselves, including all of the following points, in an essay of no more than 2000 words.
- What do you feel distinguishes you from the others who are applying for this scholarship?
- What impact do you think your Penn State education will have on the rest of your life?
- Describe your extracurricular activities and your reasons for choosing them.
- Describe your most memorable moment at Penn State. Tell us about your greatest accomplishment.
Donate to the Fund
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund, please click the PayPal button below. All major credit cards are accepted and you do not have to have a PayPal account. You will be prompted for the amount of the donation, which can be whatever you wish. Thank you for your generosity! We would love to have a larger scholarship or more scholarships for next year. Any donation over $500 will be given naming rights to the scholarship award next year. Please help us if you can!
Go to the Chapter Store to make a donation.