Taylor management association offers college scholarships

The City of Taylor’s management association will again present annual scholarships to two deserving high school graduates from the City of Taylor.

Applications are now available at the following locations: Truman and Kennedy high school’s counseling offices and the City of Taylor Building Department in City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, and Parks and Recreation Office, 22805 Goddard Road. 

Guidelines for the scholarship include:
•Graduating senior
•City of Taylor residency
•Career goal: public service
•Children of city elected officials are not eligible
•Letter of reference and essay
•Limited to the first 100 applicants
•Scholarship will be awarded at the June 17 City Council meeting
•Scholarship will be distributed upon proof of college enrollment
•Personal interview may apply

All parts of the application must be received no later than 5 p.m. May 15, 2008, at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, and made to the attention of Megan Etue.

In 2003, members of the Taylor Governmental Managers and Administrative Employees Association voted to demonstrate their community pride by using their own funds to form the scholarship program. Two $750 scholarships are awarded annually, to Taylor residents. A committee was formed of TGM & AEA members who review the applications and make recommendations to the executive board.

TGM & AEA is composed of city department heads, directors, managers and administrative employees. Members expressed a great feeling of satisfaction in giving to this program and are planning other community service efforts that will become annual events.

For more information, call (734) 374-1376.