Recognizing that the 2020-2021 school year has been one of the most challenging in modern history—with the combined stresses of a global pandemic, civil unrest, and political turmoil—we would like to support and encourage two graduating seniors whose lives have been disrupted by the emotional and psychological burden of this school year. This scholarship is intended for graduates who were working toward a plan, but now find themselves re-evaluating their options, reconsidering their future, or just needing to take a deep breath and pause before diving into the next major life milestone.
The Odigo Group recognizes that not every path to success is a linear journey according to a pre-defined plan, and sometimes the most creative and innovative ideas come from wandering the physical world and allowing our minds to wander while we find our way. As such, we are offering two scholarships for SWHS seniors in the amount of $2,500 each to be applied to a lifetime adventure that is not what you had planned a year ago.
To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must:
- Be a South Whidbey High School graduate of the Class of 2021.
- Be able to demonstrate that you were working toward a defined goal, which could have been college, trades, travel, or any other program to which you had applied or been accepted—as demonstrated by a letter from the organization, an employer, or a counselor who was privy to your plans.
- Write an essay explaining what your plans were, what caused your plans to be disrupted, and what you would do with $2,500 if you were awarded this scholarship.
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are awarded the scholarship, you must commit to providing a report back to The Odigo Group about how you used the funds and what you discovered during your adventure.
May the odds be ever in your favor.