Truman and Kennedy seniors eligible for Taylor Fraternal Order of Police scholarships presented in memory of Holly McGeogh

Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 is seeking nominees for its seventh annual college scholarships for students from Truman and Kennedy high schools. Since 2004, the Taylor F.O.P. has given away $10,000 in scholarship money to local students.

The award is named the Holly McGeogh Memorial Scholarship in honor of Army Specialist Holly McGeogh, a 2002 Truman High School graduate who was killed in a bomb blast in the war in Iraq in January 2004. Spec. McGeogh, who was 19 years old, was planning to attend college when she returned home from the Army.

The F.O.P. plans to award two $1,000 scholarships: one to a graduate from each Taylor public high school. Individuals, businesses and service organizations interested in contributing to the scholarship can send a check payable to Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, 23515 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180 to the attention of Mary Sclabassi. Please indicate that the check is a donation for the scholarship fund.

Taylor high school seniors who will attend an accredited college or university beginning in the 2010-11 school year are eligible for the scholarships.

Applicants need to obtain an application from their high school counselor or from the Taylor Police Department. Students will be required to submit at least two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or member of law enforcement, a certified copy of their high school transcript and a 500-word essay highlighting their educational and career goals.

The deadline for submitting an application is May 22. The application packet must be submitted to Lt. Mary Sclabassi, Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, 23515 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180.

For further information, contact Lt. Sclabassi at (734) 374-1531.