Established by William and Marilyn Taylor in memory of their daughter, Megan E. Taylor, the fund provides assistance to support the extracurricular activities of young girls attending Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary School, Brookridge Elementary School and Indian Woods Middle School, and members of the Valley View United Methodist Church children/youth program who would not be able to participate without this support.
Students eligible for assistance must meet the following:
- Be a female student with good academic potential and a desire to pursue talent development, who might not otherwise be financially able to participate; and
- Attend Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary School, Brookridge Elementary School, Indian Woods Middle School, or be a Valley View United Methodist Church children/youth program member.
The yearly award will be 75% of the annual cost of developing a specific talent, or you may apply for a full, 100% scholarship. The scholarship will not exceed $900 per year. Examples would be, but are not restricted to athletics, music, art, dancing, singing and drama.
Students interested in applying can obtain an application from the counseling office at their school. Completed applications are due in the Principal’s office by September 30. The following items must accompany the application:
- A statement from the applicant expressing what she hopes to gain from this experience;
- A letter of support from parents, guardian or family member (include why student should be considered, what they think the student will gain from this experience and how they will support student in pursuing this talent);
- A letter of recommendation from faculty member including why they feel this student has “good academic potential” and a desire to pursue talent development; and
- A list of circumstances which impact the familys financial need.
- To be considered for the 100% scholarship, include your most recent income tax return.
Notification of the awards will be made in October; however, no public announcement of these awards will be made.
Past recipients may re-apply annually until the student completes the 10th grade or is 16 years of age on September 1 of the renewal year. Past recipients must submit a renewal application each year by September 30.
Current Elementary and Middle School students can obtain a renewal application from the counseling office at their school or they may re-apply online using the link provided below.
Current High School students may re-apply online using the link provided below.