The Jenkins Memorial Scholarship was inaugurated in October 1946, as a special Golden Anniversary Project. In 1947 the fund was established as a permanent project as a living memorial to the young people who lost their lives in military service during WWII and was named for one of them, Clifford N. Jenkins, Jr., son of Margaret Jenkins, New York State PTA President 1944-1947 and National PTA President 1961-1964. The purpose of the project is to assist outstanding students in preparing for the teaching profession.
$4,000 paid in installments as follows:
Public High School Seniors who:
Character and personality, academic achievement and potential teaching ability.
Students awarded a scholarship are required to do the following:
Applications will be made available on the New York State PTA website (nyspta.org) after September 15 . Notification of availability will be sent to guidance counselors in high schools with a PTA/PTSA in good standing.
EACH HIGH SCHOOL MAY SUBMIT TWO (2) CANDIDATES
Completed applications must be sent to the New York State PTA Office postmarked, not metered, by December 15. (If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday it will be extended to the next business day).
Applications are reviewed by a committee of educators and members of the New York State PTA Governance Team. Candidates whose applications pass the initial screening are invited to appear for a personal interview in March. Interview sites are listed on the application.
Candidates must attend the entire interview process to continue eligibility.
Winners, known as Jenkins Scholars, are notified on or about May 1 and receive an award agreement which must be signed and returned to the New York State PTA office.
Amanda Purga, Suffolk
Emma Parente, Suffolk
Samara Ritchie, Suffolk
Mia Calabrese, Genesee Valley
Morgan Brown, Genesee Valley
Jack Levi, Nassau
Samantha DeLucca, Nassau
Kashius Mostransky, Northeastern
Shane McClernan, Northeastern
Lillian Lavalette, Southeastern
Dakota Nadeau, Taconic
William Chaffee, Western