About the Scholarship

Ms. Cheryl Conkling loved education and music. She excelled in them despite the physical hardships she suffered from gamma globulin anemia and hearing loss. With remember to this, the Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship program was started. The fund supports students with hearing or other physical impairments who have demonstrated a love for education. The student's financial burden for academic education can be overcome through this award.

How to apply for this scholarship?

  • A student must complete the scholarship application form, which is available on the official website in order to receive this award amount.

  • An applicant must provide an Academic transcript from a previous semester

  • To demonstrate the academic performance a student must give the scorecards of the ACT/SAT exam.

  • Also, a student's academic resume is required.

  • Proof of financial need which is demonstrated by filling up the FAFSA application form. In addition to FAFSA form, Student Aid Report (SAR) showing Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must also be generated.

  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal is needed.

  • Additionally, An essay that details the applicant’s background, interests, and future plans.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The award is a four-year scholarship, $1,500 is awarded per semester for eight consecutive semesters, for a total award of $12,000.

All applicants are required to submit all official documents and scholarship application no later than 2nd July 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a student with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education.

  • The applicant must be a resident or attending school in Windsor, Colorado, Conroe, Texas, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior enrolling in an accredited university or college when the scholarship is awarded.

  • The student must be with a hearing or other physical impairments, or the student must not be receiving other substantial aid, and/or students in Louisiana.