Announcing the 2018 Merle Allshouse Scholarship

Announcing the 2018 Merle Allshouse Scholarship

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

Merle Allshouse was a committed Guardian ad Litem volunteer with a lifelong passion for social justice and a fervent champion of providing accessible learning to all.  Merle passed away in the Spring of 2016 and his family wanted to honor his passion for education and service to the Guardian ad Litem Program by creating an educational fund to support youth in care.  This annual scholarship will be given to one or more youth each year who is pursuing post-secondary education.  The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay will be giving one $1000 scholarship for a deserving student for use for the Fall Semester of 2018.  All applicants are encouraged to answer one or both of the following questions in the medium of which they excel.  For some students that will be a written essay, for another it might be a photo essay, a series of paintings or sculpture(s), or perhaps a video or multi-media project or combination of several of these.  All applicants will be considered on an equal basis regardless of the manner in which they decide to answer.  The Application can be found here:  2018 Allshouse Scholarship Application_1_30_18.pdf 

All applications can be delivered to the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay 14250 49th St N Clearwater, FL  33762.  All applications are due no later than 05-31-18.  For questions, please reach out to Tawnee Walling at iamforthechild@galf6.org.