Megan E. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund - Shawnee Mission South High School

Established by William and Marilyn Taylor in memory of their daughter, Megan E. Taylor, the fund will provide four-year scholarships to females graduating from Shawnee Mission South High School. Students must be in the top one-third of their graduating class, demonstrate financial need and embody some of the ideals, traits and interests of Megan E. Taylor.

Students eligible for assistance must meet the following:

  1. Be a graduating female at Shawnee Mission South High School;
  2. Be in the top one-third of their graduating class;
  3. Demonstrate financial need;
  4. Have interests in the areas of religion, music, dance, volunteerism and/or Hispanic heritage.

Scholarships may be used at any public or private institution; however, scholarship awards will generally be based on the “expected family contribution” per the FAFSA Student Aid Report compared to the in-state cost at a Kansas college or university.

Application requires the following attachments: high school transcript, two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the high school) and a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report.

Amount: Approximately $2,500 per year for a four-year college and a lesser amount for a community college

Deadline: February 15

Renewal: Previous scholarship recipients may re-apply by May 15 of each year to renew their scholarship for up to three additional years. To remain eligible for the scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester).

Award
Varies
Deadline
02/15/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Additional Questions
    • 1) Please attach the first of two (2) required letters of recommendation. Letters may be from teachers, employers, community service organizations or others, but may NOT be from relatives, a pastor or your guidance counselor.
    • 2) Please attach the second of two (2) required letters of recommendation. Letters may be from teachers, employers, community service organizations or others, but may NOT be from relatives, a pastor or your guidance counselor.
    • 3) Do you have any interest in the following areas?
    • 4) What is your class rank?
    • 5) Please describe an incident or experience in which you demonstrated self-sacrifice. Explain what you learned from this experience.
    • 6) Briefly explain how you will use the scholarship award and why you need financial assistance.
  2. Please attach your FAFSA Student Aid Report for the 2019-2020 academic year.