The Megan F. Durtschi Memorial Scholarship


Kianna Grant, Student Writer

A new scholarship opportunity has emerged for the Senior Class of 2022. The Megan F. Durtschi Memorial Scholarship awards $500.00 to the winners. This scholarship was established in memory of a young lady named Megan Faye Durtschi, who was 14 years old when she passed away in a car accident on December 7, 1995.  Her family thought it fitting to honor her and all that she meant and accomplished in her short life.

To apply, students must be graduating seniors who attend a high school in Palm Beach County. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in extra-curricular activities such as band, chorus, student government, etc. A letter of recommendation from the sponsor or coach of the extra-curricular activity must be submitted, along with an essay that describes why students are deserving of the scholarship award. The essay must be typed, double spaced, and have a maximum of 500 words. In addition, applicants must also have been accepted into a school or program of higher education.  All interested students are required to submit their completed application with a copy of their most recent high school transcripts. The deadline is Sunday, March 27, 2022 and must be sent to [email protected]