2006-04-06 / News

Carlisle scholarships available to islanders

The Jamestown Lions have announced plans to make the 11th annual award of the Carlisle scholarships. The scholarships were established in memory of Rebecca Carlisle and her daughter Leigha, who were killed in an automobile collision in January, 1995.

The Rebecca Carlisle Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a college-bound resident of Jamestown who is a mother with children in her care. Applicants are required to demonstrate financial need and a record of scholastic achievement. Mothers enrolled at or admitted to a fouryear college program, with an actual or intended registration in an area of study involving environmental issues, are given preference.

The Leigha Carlisle Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a college-bound Jamestown resident who demonstrates financial need, a record of scholastic and sports or dance achievement. The recipient must be a graduating high school senior admitted to a four-year college.

The scholarships are awarded by a committee consisting of a representative of the Jamestown Teachers Association, the Jamestown ParentTeacher Organization, and the Jamestown School Committee. Letters of application may be submitted to the Jamestown Lions, c/o John A. Murphy, Treasurer, 77 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835-1149. Documentation of the requirements described above must be submitted with each letter of application. Deadline for applications is May 1.

The two scholarship funds were initiated with donations from members of the family of Rebecca and Leigha Carlisle. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the funds may do so by sending it to the Jamestown Lions at the above address.

For further information, contact John A. Murphy at 423-0400.

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