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'Spirit of 76' memorial scholarship committee seeks applicants

by jmaloni
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 07:00 am

Jonathan "JMill" Miller, a member of the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2010, was known by his family and friends for his strong faith and the happiness and peace that he achieved by living for the moment. He had the heart of a giant and the smile of an angel, touching those he knew and loved, as well as strangers. He had the gift of making everyone feel like they were his best friend. Jonathan consistently displayed kindness, courage, and zest for life itself. He knew how to face struggles with a light heart and turn challenges into successes.

The "Spirit of 76" memorial scholarship was established to honor Jonathan's admirable character, keep his memory alive, and aid a deserving student in achieving his/her academic goals. 

Nominations are now sought.

Scholarship eligibility: A student must be nominated by someone who can provide evidence of applicant's character, values, personal qualities and that he demonstrates a commitment to the ideals by which Jonathan lived. Scholarship nominee must be a member of the Lewiston-Porter senior class and planning to enroll as a full-time matriculated student at a two- or four-year college in the fall. Preference will be given to a student planning to major in criminal justice, as Jonathan was planning to do.

Nominee must demonstrate via a written statement that he possesses the fine qualities that Jonathan consistently displayed in his life.

Nominator must submit completed application to: Lewiston-Porter High School Guidance Office, 4061 Creek Road. Youngstown, NY 14174, no later than Friday, April 27. Applications must contain:

1. Completed application form (available at the high school guidance office or via the scholarship website). 

2. Nominator's letter of recommendation, which provides evidence that the applicant's character, values and personal qualities demonstrate a commitment to the ideals by which Jonathan lived. Please provide examples of these qualities.

3. A personal statement written by the nominee describing who they are and how they demonstrate Jonathan's characteristics of kindness, love, courage, strength, compassion and perseverance in his life. The statement should convey how applicant has displayed Jonathan's loving nature. (The Lewiston-Porter High School Guidance Office, upon receipt of the completed application, will inform the student nominee of his nomination and the required personal statement.)

For more information, including criteria, visit http://www.j-mill.org/causes/spirit-of-76-memorial-scholarship/.

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