Our Scholarship may be used for any after graduation education, training, or certification that leads to a career path.
The Descanso Town Hall Association scholarship when combined with other local organization can amount to paying a large part of your education or training. Do not miss this opportunity to make a difference in your future. Members of DTHA are available to assist any senior in the completion of the application form. The DTHA wants to assist our youth in their future success.
The Luke Barbour scholarship was first awarded in 1995. It is named after Luke Barbour, a prominent Descanso resident aptly called "Mr. Descanso." Many years ago, the Town Hall Association had become dormant. Luke began the "Booster Club" to reactivate the Town Hall Association to what it is today. He likewise re-instituted the annual Descanso Fair and Parade. These actions brought about the resurrection of the Town Hall Association.
Luke was also interested in the betterment of Descanso´s young people, so this scholarship is aimed at that purpose. Two recipients will each receive $1500
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Applications for 2022 can be found at many Descanso area businesses. Eligible applicants must be the son/daughter of a Descanso resident or the son/daughter of a Descanso Town Hall Association member (membership held for a minimum of three months). Applicants are required to have a “B-” average or higher (a transcript is required) and plan to attend a two-year or four-year college, university, technical school, or beauty school. The competition requires completion of a 500-word essay in which applicants describe the qualities they most admire about their parent(s) or guardian(s). The deadline for entries is April 22, 2022
A brief interview process will take place after applications have been received. Application packets will be distributed throughout the community (available at the library, post office, and Perkins) and can be downloaded from the Descanso Town Hall Association website after March 21. For more information or to request an electronic copy of the application, please contact Sherree McGinley, Scholarship Committee Chair, by emailing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many, many thanks must go to the good people of Descanso for their continuing kind support and monetary contributions towards this scholarship to keep it going. And, special blessings to all of you for helping to make a college education, post high school training or certification programs possible for all these special young people.