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Recognizing Resilience and Perseverance


The Perseverance Awards program celebrates individuals who have shown exceptional determination and resilience in the face of adversity. Join us in honoring their inspiring stories of triumph and perseverance.

How it started

The Perseverance Scholarship program was initiated in 2015 by former Board member State Representative Cheri Helt. Established with the noble aim of acknowledging students who display commendable determination, dedication, and persistence, this program celebrates their journey to high school graduation and the ambitions they hold for the future.

Application process

Students apply individually using this form. Applications for 2024 close on February 16 at 11:59pm.

The award

All scholarship funds are directly dispatched to the designated college or trade school by the Education Foundation providing a post graduate opportunity that some students would never have.

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The Benefits of Perseverance Scholarships

Receiving a Perseverance Scholarship comes with several advantages. It recognizes and celebrates the determination, resilience, and hard work of individuals who have overcome challenges and obstacles. The scholarship supports these extraordinary youths in furthering their education, be it in college or trade school.


Perseverance Scholarships provide a platform to showcase achievements and inspire others.


Being honored with a Perseverance Scholarship can serve as a powerful motivator to continue pushing forward.

Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Perseverance Scholarships and the application process.

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How to apply

Students will apply for the Perseverance Scholarships individually using this form. Applications for 2024 are due by 11:59pm on February 16th.

Who is eligible

The Perseverance Scholarships are available to high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional determination and resilience in overcoming challenges.

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the Perseverance Scholarship is February 16, 2024 at 11:59pm. Late submissions will not be considered.

Selection process

All applications will be carefully reviewed by our scholarship committee. Finalists will be selected based on their academic achievements, and letters of recommendation.

Award notification

Successful students will be notified of their scholarship award once recipients have been chosen. Scholarship recipients will also be announced on our website. Date of announcement for 2024 has yet to be released.

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