Srikanth Yerra (1987-2008) graduated from Moline High School in 2005 and attended college at the University of Illinois. He was planning on a career in medicine and business.
Sri had a charitable heart and wanted to serve in small cities and villages without pay after his schooling was completed. While in Champaign as a student, he served as a volunteer in the local hospital and worked as a research assistant in the laboratory.
At Moline High School, Sri was involved in tennis and basketball. He also volunteered at the hospital in his hours after school. An avid student, Sri most enjoyed his classes in math, science, and geography.
His philanthropic spirit also led him to donate blood and work in the Moline Public Library during the summer.
His friends and family remember his sense of humor and kind-hearted attitude, especially toward those who were less fortunate than him.
In establishing this scholarship in his memory, his family hopes to encourage and inspire another Moline High School student to dream big and achieve goals which may seem impossible.
-Candidates must be graduating high school seniors, or community college students preparing to transfer to four-year colleges. Candidates must reside within Moline, Illinois School District 40.
-Candidates must intend to pursue a bachelors degree on a full-time basis, in any discipline.
-Candidates must demonstrate financial need, presented through the scholarship application, and information confirmed by the financial aid office of the selected college (available at time of interview).
-Candidates must have achieved high school scholastic performance with a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
-Each scholarship award will be $1,000 for the academic year.
-Scholarship funds will be distributed through the school financial aid office.
-Scholarship funds may be applied to any component of the school's comprehensive fee, at the discretion of the financial aid office.
-Write a essay about yourself. (Maximum 200 words)
-Must submit 2 letters of references and transcript.
-Only completed applications will be considered.
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