Owen Payton Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 12
Award: One $1,000 scholarship
The purpose of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation and the Owen Payton Memorial Scholarship is to recognize students who demonstrate significant improvement in academic performance while attending Edwardsburg High School. Also considered in the scholarship award will be his/her educational commitment, and involvement in school and community activities.
Highest level of consideration given to students pursuing a degree in Political Science or Social Work.
Owen Payton was a Junior at Edwardsburg Public Schools and was also dual-enrolled at Southwestern Michigan College, with classes in Public Speaking and Sociology. Owen was an athlete on the track team, running huddles, as well as a member of the Edwardsburg Equestrian Team with his horse, Reba. Owen was a strong believer in hard work and excelled in school with a few AP classes, but also understood that sometimes an average grade is a part of it too if the effort was put into learning. Owen loved school, he admired many of his teachers and knew they were to be respected.
Along with sports, academics and Equestrian team, Owen was an active member of our community. He attended monthly township hall meetings and loved working the polls for Ontwa Township. He dedicated his spring and fall season to refereeing soccer for the EYSA program,teaching children the rules and a love for the game. Owen was also a member of 4H, where he spent many hours preparing rabbits to sell, riding his horse for competitions and entering his woodworking. Owen believed in encouraging others to get involved and being a good example for the youth of the community. He always had a positive attitude and a bright smile to welcome everyone and welcome them into the community.
Owen Payton Memorial Scholarship Criteria
In preparing the scholarship application, please pay close attention to the following criteria and factors for consideration:
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