Victor C. and Martha Marie Whitfield Scholarship
The Victor C. and Martha Marie Whitfield Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 following the death of Mrs. Whitfield in 1989. Endowed by a major gift from an anonymous donor, the fund awards a $2,500 cash award to a graduating high school senior. Paid as $1,250 at Grand Assembly, the remaining $1,250 requires the recipient to maintain at least a B average the first semester. In 2006, the Victor C. and Martha Marie Whitfield Scholarship was changed to award a total of $5,500, payable $2,500 for the Freshman year and $1,000 for each of three additional years if proper grades are maintained. In 2007 the initial payment was changed to $2,000 making the four year total $5,000.
Pot of Gold Scholarships
The Pot of Gold Scholarships were established in 2005 to provide $1,000 to a graduating high school senior or college student. Candidates who applied for the Victor C. and Martha Marie Whitfield Scholarship and did not receive one were then considered for the Pot of Gold Scholarships. Additionally, full time college students may also apply. Half is paid on announcement and the remainder upon the completion of the first semester with a “B” or better average.