2017
GTAMA Scholarships Awarded

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Roland Bonner - GTAMA President
Roland Bonner - GTAMA President
 

Thanks to Mike Horan for the photography work.

Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association Scholarship programs

The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (G.T.A.M.A.) offers educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the Association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Since 1998 the association has allocated approximately $172,000 to students from the Greater Tuckahoe Area. With the allocation of the 2017 funds the G.T.A.M.A. scholarship awards exceeds $185,000.

Twenty students were honored on July 12, 2017 at L’s Restaurant in Corbin City.

The Association has several awards programs with funding from several different private sources and through two main scholarship fund raising events (the Canoe, Kayak and Poker Run in August and the Professional Craft Show in November).

Funding for high school seniors for the James and Martha Owens and the Alex and Virginia May Scholarships have been the mainstay for numerous years.  Monies allocated in a bequest in the will of James and Martha Owens started in the late 1980’s.  The May family provide funds in memory of their father and mother for a student attending a community college.

A new scholarship program is known as the B and G Scholarship.  One male and one female high school senior that meets special criteria is selected as the recipient. The B and G scholarship is $2000 each payable at the end of the school year upon receiving a copy of the transcript plus the courses for the next semester.

A second new scholarship program is for individuals entering one of the trades.  The LC Equipment, Inc. offered a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a technical program or trades journeyman of their choice.

Another new scholarship for those already in college is provided by Marjorie and Stoddard Bixby for a student enrolled in one of the S.T.E.M. disciplines. The award is $1000.

This year five students received a certificate from the James and Martha Owens fund and will receive funds after successfully completing the first college semester and providing the scholarship committee a copy of their transcript. Allocation of funds is based on individual and family volunteering efforts at G.T.A.M.A. events, financial need and the essay.

The G.T.A.M.A. Post-Secondary and the Alex and Virginia May Scholarship recipients for those full-time students already in college must maintain at least a “B” GPA.  They received a check and a certificate.

The GTAMA Scholarship committee reviewed the applications and input from the scholarship sponsors and allocated funds to the following individuals for the 2017 scholarship year –

High School Seniors

James and Martha Owens Scholarship
Adams Christian New York Univ English $250
Brown Kimberly Brown Univ Math Sciences $250
Saul Michael Stevens Inst of Technology Engineering $250
Sharp Alexandria Elizabethtown College Business $250
Crowell Jack Atlantic Com college Communications $750
L.C. Equipment for the Trades
Jones James Hobart Inst of Welding Tech Welding $250
B and G Scholarship
Handley Brooke Flagler College Environmental Science $2,000
Schiavone Jared College of Charleston Pre-dentistry $1,000
Schiavone Jason Widener Univ Nursing $1,000

Post-Secondary Students

GTAMA
Bonner Elena Stockton Univ Nursing $600
Carter Ed High Pt Univ Business $600
Conrad Kyle Fairleigh-Dickenson Business $600
Devine Fiona St. Joseph Univ Health services $600
Crowell Madeline Loyola Univ Global Studies $600
Eisele William West Virginia Univ History/ Geography $600
Grant Emily StocktonUniv Psychology $600
Surran Ashley Rhode Island College Nuclear Med Technology $600
Terwilliger Devon Loyola Univ Speech Path $600
Marjorie & Stoddard Bixby Scholarship
Palmer Stephen Rowan Univ Civil Engineering $1,000
Alex & Virginia May Scholarship
Gibboney Ambrosia Cumberland Co College Health Care $1,000

Note: The G.T.A.M.A. is a federally designated 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization.

 

Scholarship Information and Criteria

The GTAMA sponsors two scholarship programs each year, one for high school students just starting college and a second for students already enrolled in a post-secondary school. The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association offers educational scholarships to students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the Association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Use these links to download application forms. Descriptions of the scholarships appear below.

Owens, May Scholarships
B G Scholarships
GTAMA Scholarship
L C Equipment Scholarship

 

Since 1998 the association has awarded approximately $160,00 to 76 students from the Greater Tuckahoe Area. On July 8, 2016 the 18th group of local students received their awards.

Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association Scholarship programs

The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (G.T.A.M.A.) is offering educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the Association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Since 1998 the association has awarded approximately $160,000 to students from the Greater Tuckahoe Area.

As in the past, the Association is accepting applications from high school seniors for the James and Martha Owens and the Alex and Virginia May Scholarships.

A scholarship program is in its seventh year and is known as the Doris C. Stowell Scholarship.  One high school senior that meets special criteria established by Mrs. Stowell will be selected as a recipient. The Doris C. Stowell Scholarship is an amount to be determined over $3000.

This year the number of scholarships for the James and Martha Owens will be determined by the number of applicants and the amount of the scholarships will be set later but will be a minimum of $250.

The Alex and Virginia May Scholarship is up to $1000 and is for students  who will attend or are attending a community college and who has been active in the events of the G.T.A.M.A.

The Owens and May scholarships for the high school seniors will be awarded after successfully completing the first college semester and providing the scholarship committee a copy of their transcript.

The G.T.A.M.A. Scholarships for those full-time students already in college have the same geographic boundaries and must maintain at least a “B” GPA.  Post-Secondary recipients may reapply and receive a scholarship up to three times (a total of four years). .

ELIGIBILITY – ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE:

*Residents or dependents of residents, or dependents of business owners who operate within the GTAMA scholarship geographical boundaries, which are:
   To the North, the city limits of Corbin City
   To the South, Cedar Swamp Creek
   To the East, the intersection of Cedar Swamp Creek & Tuckahoe River if extended
   To the West, the Dennis Township – Woodbine border

 JAMES and MARTHA OWENS or the ALEX and VIRGINIA MAY SCHOLARSHIPS

  * A senior in high school
  * Actively engaged in school activities, volunteer services or community activities especially those associated with the events sponsored by the G.T.A.M.A.,
  *Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a fulltime student at an accredited college or technical school.
 * Applicants must submit a 500-word essay explaining the reason for applying for the scholarship and their educational goals
  * Applicants will be selected based on a variety of criteria including financial need. Financial Aid information must be submitted to the High School Guidance office on forms provided by the High School prior to April 15th. A copy of the financial aid offer from the college and the Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA must be included.

TUCKAHOE AREA MERCHANTS’ ASSOCIATION POST SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP

*Enrolled as a fulltime student in a college or technical school.
*Complete the form for post-secondary students

*New Applicants.
*A letter of acceptance or a copy of a current transcript must accompany the application
* A copy of the financial aid offer from the college and the Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA must be included.
* List the G.T.A.M.A. events that you and your family have participated in.
                      
*Re-applicants
*A cover letter requesting funding consideration is required including an update of college activities and which if any G.T.A.M. A. that you or your family participated in.
*A copy of a current transcript must accompany the application
* A copy of the financial aid offer from the college and the Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA must be included.