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Bob Deats Memorial Scholarship for Education

1 winner$5,000
Application Deadline
Aug 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Volunteering experience

Bob Deats was a beloved father who sadly passed away in April of 2024 after leading an incredible life.

Bob was a gifted shop teacher at Cinnaminson High School in New Jersey from 1969 to 2005. He was passionate about volunteering to help others and was constantly working on a project or three, such as restoring an antique car or piano, building for Habitat for Humanity, or fixing his church’s heating.

Bob used to say that he wanted to give those students who didn’t easily take to classroom learning a reason to come to school so they could learn their academics while they were already there. Countless former students call him their favorite teacher and credit him with shaping the direction of their lives.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Bob Deats by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in education.

Any high school or undergraduate student who is pursuing education and has volunteering experience, particularly in a mentoring capacity, may apply for this scholarship opportunity. Applicants who are planning to work with students who struggle academically or in trade vocations and technology education are preferred.

To apply, tell us how you plan to give back, who has been an impactful mentor or teacher for you, and how you plan to inspire the next generation to love learning

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published May 24, 2024
Essay Topic

How do you give back to your community or others around you? Please share about a mentor or teacher who has impacted you and how you plan to pay it forward through your own teaching and mentoring experiences. How do you plan to impart your own love of learning into the next generation?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2024.