The Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) is once again proud to participate in the Garden City High School scholarship program this spring. The association will continue to award two scholarships of $500 each. While one will remain named as a WPOA scholarship, the second will continue to be awarded in memory of WPOA past presidents, John F. Traxler and Paul J. Muscarella.
The WPOA takes this opportunity to remind graduating seniors of its scholarship criteria. [Please be reminded that as of this year, a parent of the senior who applies must have been a member of the WPOA for three years—including the year the student makes the application—in order for that senior to be considered for a WPOA scholarship.]
Student candidates must:
•live in the Western Section of Garden City [this area is bordered on the north by the main line of the LIRR, on the east by the west side of Tanners Pond and Edgemere Roads, on the south by Cambridge Avenue and on the west by Jefferson Street]; and a parent must be a dues paying member of the WPOA for three years, including the year the student is making the application; •be actively involved in student life at Garden City High School, but not limited to academic accomplishment; •demonstrate a willingness to participate in community service; and •be prepared to use the scholarship to further their education.
Garden City High School seniors who reside in the Western Section are encouraged to stop by the High School Guidance Office to inquire about and receive an application for the 2013 WPOA scholarships.
The WPOA established its scholarship 11 years ago, granting its first scholarship in 2002. Over the years, it has been a privilege to assist deserving students as they continue their education. Students can also access the criteria on the WPOA website: www.gcwpoa.com.