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The Mike Eaton and Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship Information

The Historical Society of Carroll County provides two scholarships for Carroll County students: The Mike Eaton Scholarship and the Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship.

The Mike Eaton Scholarship honors the memory of William Granville “Mike” Eaton, English teacher at Westminster High School from 1935 to 1971, with a student scholarship and through recognition of outstanding teachers.  The $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Westminster High School, based on an essay about that student’s most influential teacher. That teacher will also be recognized through this scholarship.

The Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship is named in honor of former HSCC Executive Director, Jay A. Graybeal, now the Chief Curator of the U.S. Heritage Museum in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This $500 scholarship is open to college-bound high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are residents of Carroll County for at least one year. Students must be majoring in history or any specialty area of study in history to include but not limited to; museums, archival, library, historic preservation, material culture, American studies, archaeology, anthropology, art of architectural history or preservation technology.  Also eligible are students pursuing a recognized certification or apprentice program dedicated to traditional arts, industries, trades or crafts. To be eligible for this award, students must also demonstrate diverse interests, especially in areas of the humanities or sciences, and be involved in extracurricular or volunteer services. 

To apply for either of these scholarships, contact the HSCC at 410-848-6494 or Info@HSCCmd.org. The deadline for applications for both scholarships is May 10, 2014.  Applications can be found online at http://www.hsccmd.org/support-scholarships.asp.

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