Caledonia seniors offered scholarship opportunity

February 14, 2010 12:42:00 AM



This spring, one graduate of Caledonia High School will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The award will be sponsored and partially funded by local Shelter agent John Longmire. 


The recipient of the award will be chosen by a committee of local high school officials and community leaders. The committee will consider each applicant''s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities.  


The scholarship may be applied toward tuition, fees or room and board for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient''s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. Payment will be made directly to the school the winner selects. 


Applications and additional information about the scholarship will be available in early March and should be completed and returned by March 31. For more information, interested seniors should contact their high school counselor or principal. 


The scholarship will be given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the scholarship winner will be announced at the close of the school year. 


The Shelter Insurance Foundation, headquartered in Columbia, Mo., is a not-for-profit corporation for charitable and educational purposes. It is sponsored by Shelter Insurance Companies, with licensed agents in 14 Midwestern and Southern states.