2022 Application for
Fox Island Historical Society Board’s
Dr. George A. Weis $1,000 Memorial Scholarship

The deadline for completing the Scholarship Application is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

The Fox Island Historical Society Board of Directors is giving a $1,000 Scholarship in 2022 in memory of Dr. George A. Weis. The scholarship will recognize a well-qualified high school senior graduating in the spring of 2022 to help finance a post-high school education beginning in the fall of 2022. The senior must be a resident of Fox Island, Washington, at the time of high school graduation. The Fox Island Historical Society Board will be responsible for reviewing applications and determining the recipient of the scholarship.

Who was Dr. George A. Weis?

Dr. Weis was a longtime Fox Island resident, Fox Island volunteer and tireless advocate for the museum’s mission and high quality exhibits. Dr. Weis loved photography, the outdoors, traveling and devoting time to his family and community. He worked on lighting, security, computer issues, digitizing archives and solving storage problems at the Fox Island History Museum. His career as a diagnostic radiologist was preceded by service in the U.S. Army. For many years Dr. Weis prepared the Fox Island phone books, maintaining records of names, numbers and addresses for Island residents. He was truly a friend to this community.

Who is eligible?

Any high school senior residing in Fox Island, Washington who is graduating in the spring of 2022 from an accredited public or private school (including those home-schooled), who has been accepted for formal training at an accredited two- or four- year academic institution or vocational/technical training school is eligible. The applicant’s admittance to the post-high school college or program must require high school graduation as a prerequisite for enrollment for entry in the fall of 2022. Students related to Fox Island Historical Society Board members are not eligible.

How do I complete the application?

The online application form is available on our website at https://foxislandmuseum.org/2022-scholarship/. Applications must be completed online and should include all requested contact, school attendance, reference, and transcript information. One to two references must be provided that are not from immediate family members. A copy of the student’s most recent school transcript (or report card if transcript is not available) showing the cumulative GPA should be uploaded in pdf, jpg or png format.

When is the application due?

Applications must be submitted between April 1 and May 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

How will applicants be evaluated?

Applicants meeting the eligibility and timeliness criteria will be evaluated based on their academic record (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0), information provided by their reference(s) and their essay response. The quality of the essay response will be compared and scored against a standard approved in advance for this program by an evaluation committee selected by the Fox Island Historical Society Board.

When will the selection be made and the Scholarship recipient notified?

The selectee will be notified by email and telephone message using the contact information provided in the application by May 20, 2022. Instructions will be provided at that time about how the scholarship will be paid. Applicants who are not selected will be contacted in early June 2022.

Questions?

Questions may be submitted via Email to the Fox Island Historical Society Board at FIHSmuseum@gmail.com. Please include the subject line “2022 Dr. Weis Scholarship” in any Email. You may also leave a message on the museum office phone recorder at 253.549.2461 or speak with one of the Volunteers who staff the Museum in person from 1-4, Saturdays and Sundays in April (except 17 April) and 1 May.