Holly McGeogh Scholarship applicants sought by Taylor FOP

Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 is sponsoring college scholarships for students from Truman and Kennedy high schools.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of each Taylor public high school. The award, which started in 2004, are 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. McGeogh, who was 19 years old, was planning to attend college when she returned home from the Army.

Taylor high school seniors who will attend an accredited college or university beginning in the 2007-2008 school year are eligible for the scholarship. 

Applicants need to obtain an application from their high school counselor or from the Taylor Police Department. Students also 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 4, 2007. The application packet must be submitted to Mary Sclabassi, Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, 23515 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180.

The Taylor FOP also accepts donations from any individuals or businesses that would be interested in contributing to the fund. Anyone interested in contributing to the Holly McGeogh Memorial Scholarship can send a check payable to Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, 23515 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180 (attention Mary Sclabassi). Please indicate that the check is a donation for the scholarship fund.

For more information, contact Sgt. Sclabassi at (734) 374-1531.