There has been a scholarship established in the name of Audra Nicole Oliver which will help a graduating senior this year have an additional $500.00 to help with their college expenses.
This scholarship is in memory of a young lady who lived in Fayette County but lost her long time battle with Sickle Cell Anemia. She was a remarkable young woman who was filled with the joy of her faith; but also struggled through many difficult days.
Posted on the Fayette County Board of Education site are the following rules and guidelines the applicants must file. Fayette County is just South of Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is the state capitol of Georgia.
Rules and guidelines are:
The successful applicant will receive a $500 Scholarship amount that must be used to further his or her post-secondary education. The scholarship award will be presented during senior honors night at the recipient’s high school. The scholarship amount will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution once the recipient is enrolled.
Deadline for application is March 28, 2011
In her life, Audra taught people about the joys of faith and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The award of this scholarship will be to youth leaders who demonstrate these qualities through their service in schools and communities.
The History of the Scholarship
Audra Nicole Oliver, a resident of Fayette County who struggled with the Sickle Cell Anemia Disease from childhood, worked for the Fayette County School System until the critical nature of the disease forced her to quit her job. Audra was well loved by many members of the Fayette Community and metropolitan Atlanta. Many prayed for her during the difficulties and complications of her illness. On February 3, 2002 Audra Nicole transitioned from this life.
Many people who loved Audra and her family wanted to do something to memorialize her life because of the positive loving role model she was for others.
The Association of Village PRIDE, Inc. asked the Oliver family for permission to start a scholarship fund in Audra’s memory. Once permission was granted, the organization went about soliciting donations to begin the Scholarship Fund.
Although not an endowed scholarship at this point, the goal is to have this scholarship become endowed so that every year scholarships can be awarded to worthy seniors from Fayette County.
Applicant must be a high school senior living in Fayette County and attending a Fayette County high school.
Applicant must demonstrate a history of youth leadership in a school and/or faith organization and/or community.
Applicant cannot have a history of discipline problems in school.
Applicant must supply three references.
Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation, which details the applicant’s leadership and qualities relevant to perseverance, service and leadership.
Applicant must submit an essay which details his/her characteristics relevant to perseverance in the face of some life obstacle, service to others in school or community; leadership in school and/or community, and scholastic achievement. (The essay is a part of the application).
Applicant must have been accepted to a post secondary institution and plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2011.
Student applicants who make it into the final round selection pool must participate in an interview with the selection committee.
Scholarship award announcements and presentation will be made during the senior honors award ceremony at the school the student attends.
Preferences will be given to:
Students who have been faced with some obstacle and have persevered.
Students who participate in AVP Youth Leadership Programs
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