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Palmyra-Eagle Panther of the Year Scholarship

1 winner$500
Next Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
Next Winners Announced
May 31, 2021
Education Level
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From shaping our beliefs, to shifting our behavior, to redesigning our interactions, technology is rapidly changing the world. The rise of technology has created a wealth of personal and professional opportunities and the ability to leave a positive dent in the universe.

One of the best ways to capture this wealth of opportunity is through pursuing a STEM degree. By getting trained in the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, you position yourself to understand the rapidly shifting technological landscape and to be a valuable contributor to the world that’s changing around you.

The Palmyra-Eagle Panther of the Year Scholarship exists to help current Palmyra-Eagle students and alumni who intend to leverage a STEM degree to make the world a better place.

The scholarship is funded by Paul-Michael Schreiber, an alumnus of Palmyra-Eagle who received a B.S. in Neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and who has built a career as a software engineer in the tech industry.

The scholarship is open to any Palmyra-Eagle senior who plans to attend university and pursue a STEM degree or any alumni who are currently pursuing a STEM degree.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Drive, Passion
Published October 11, 2020
Essay Topic

How do you plan to leverage what you learn in your STEM degree to make the world a better place?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Casey Webber
Palmyra-Eagle HighEagle, WI
Throughout my high school career, I have been continuously called upon to lead. Whether it was sports or other clubs and organizations, I have been looked up to as someone to go to when in need. With the current situation of the world and Covid, my senior year of football was pushed back. With the month of August normally being a staple of hot and humid football practices led by coaches in preparation for the upcoming season. This past year was different and all dates were pushed back. I took this as an opportunity to help my teammates and my senior football season in general. I took on the task of holding captain's practices. Having no coaches allowed to help during this time, all eyes were on me. I had to balance the values of being a teammate and leader. I needed to make the most of each practice, pushing players as hard as they could go in the heat, while also maintaining the respect level from these teammates. I straddled the line of friend and coach, riding it into the season. When it comes to what I learn in my STEM career and using it to make the world a better place, I will need to make the most of every opportunity I am given. When I am given the opportunity to speak up and make a financial decision for the company I need to do so. Giving the company my all and being honest throughout it all will be what is best for the company and its employee's lives. Being in charge of the records and finances of a company is a huge responsibility. I will be the one keeping the company in check and ensuring that the company stays upright. By being honest, using my training and speaking up when possible, I could help a company to save money, stay on track and even save employees from a loss of job. I have always given everything I am a part of my all. It has always been instilled in me that I need to work hard and push for everything I want. When it comes to STEM and making the world a better place, I will always push to give my place of employment and even my community my best. By obtaining and holding down a job through the many opportunities given through finance and STEM in general, I can do enough to give back to the people around me who have shaped me into the person I am today. By giving my best to my job I can work my way up and gain stability. Once I have this stability, I can use my free time to not only help others with their finances, but also give my time back to the people that gave me their time in my childhood. This could be in the form of donations or volunteer work, which I have been involved with my entire middle and high school career. If I am able to succeed in finance and STEM, I can be the one making the world a better place by helping others reach their dreams in STEM. Maybe in the future I can be the one giving out a scholarship to those at Palmyra-Eagle. I can continue to be the one that people look to when in need.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2021.

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