The Jefferies-Park Scholarship was established in 1988 by Evelyn Jefferies-Park. Ms. Jefferies-Park realized at an early age the value and importance of education. She established this scholarship in honor of herself and her two late husbands, Arthur Jefferies and H. Dale Park. Evelyn earned bachelors and masters degrees at Kearney State College and taught in several Nebraska schools before spending over 20 years as a teacher for Ord Public Schools.
To apply, you must be a current graduating senior from Ord High School in Ord, Nebraska and be in the top 15% of you graduating class. Applicants must attend a college in a program leading to a four-year degree or more. Financial need shall only be used as a tie-breaker in the selection process.
REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable), one (1) letter of recommendation (no more than one year old). Letter must be written by a teacher, counselor, clergy member, employer, neighbor, etc. (letters from family members are not acceptable) and a special essay explaining how your high school education prepared you for your next level of education, and what career do you hope to achieve? Your essay should be no more than 500 words and attached on no more than 1 typed page.