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Leo B Clement Scholarship – for High School Seniors from Poestenkill


9th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship
The family of Leo B Clement, via the Poestenkill Library, is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Poestenkill and plans to enter a two- or four- year college program this fall.

The Leo B. Clement Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Alma Clement, in memory of her late husband, for a high school senior who loves reading. It is funded through gifts given by the family of the late Mr. & Mrs. Clement.

Rules
Entrants must:

1. Be a Poestenkill resident;

2. Be a High School Senior (or equivalent) from a public, private, or home school who will be attending a two- or four- year college for the 2020-21 school year;

3. Write an essay of 500-750 words on the general subject of “The Love of Reading.”

Judging:
Scholarship award will be chosen by a committee comprised of Clement family members, the Director of Poestenkill Library, a Library Trustee, and a community member to be chosen by the Board of Trustees. The initial reading of essays will be completed without knowledge of the applicant’s name.

Announcement of Winning Essay:
The essay winner will contacted by June 30, 2020. The scholarship award will be announced on the Poestenkill Library website www.poestenkilllibrary.org and in The Advertiser.

Instructions:
1. Essay must be between 500-750 words. Computer-generated is preferred. No specific font or spacing is required. Applicant’s name should not be on essay page.

2. A cover page must also be submitted which includes the following:

Applicant’s name, address, and phone number

High School currently attending (or equivalent)

College attending in the fall

3. Essay should be submitted via email or mail by May 31, 2020.

Email: info@poestenkilllibrary.org

Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

4. One submission per student.