The Whit Whitlow Memorial Scholarship fund was established by GAPS as a tribute to Whit Whitlow, who was a pioneer in the formation of our organization and a steadfast supporter throughout his life. A total of eighteen scholarships have been awarded since the fund's inception in 1998.
We present the $1,000 scholarship to the selected nominee at the GAPS Annual Conference.
GAPS always invites members and non-members to contribute to the Whit Whitlow Memorial Scholarship fund, and you can make a donation here. Please note that GAPS reserves the right to move donated money into a general fund as we see fit.
If you are a GAPS member, plan to join by the scholarship deadline, are employed by a member or have a family member currently in GAPS, we invite you to nominate a student by completing the GAPS Scholarship Nomination Package, which is sent to all members via email, and emailing it with supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not currently a GAPS member yourself but otherwise qualify to nominate a student and, as such, did not receive this email, please contact us to receive a copy of the Nomination Package.
The criteria for consideration as a nominee are:
The scholarship will be awarded based on need, academic qualifications, school/community involvement and the demonstration of a high level of leadership.
We are thrilled to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Whit Whitlow Memorial Scholarship is Elani Sevilla, nominated by member Micki Taylor! She has received a $1000 scholarship towards her college education, which she will begin at Kennesaw State University this coming fall, along with a Certificate of Scholarship presented to her at the GAPS Annual Conference on May 4, 2018.
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominees for the scholarship this year!