Patrick Stanley was a father and a lifelong learner who was passionate about education and passed away too soon.
Patrick was a non-traditional student who finished his Bachelor’s degree at age 28, went back to school and earned his Master’s at the age of 52. At the time of his death at the age of 55, Patrick was applying for Ph.D. programs.
This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Patrick Stanley and his love of learning by supporting a non-traditional student who is returning to school after a break in their education.
Any undergraduate or graduate student who is at least 25 years old and is returning to school after a gap in their education may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, submit an essay or a short video describing your academic history and your motivation to continue your education.
Please submit an essay or a video describing your academic history and your motivation to continue schooling.
The application deadline is Mar 19, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 20, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500 per winner. It will be awarded to 1 winner every year.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 20, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.