PATRICIA JACKSON HOWARD

SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship was established in memory of Patti Howard, Executive Director of Historic Columbus from 1989 - 1992. Mrs. Howard promoted the mission of Historic Columbus for many years as a volunteer and employee of the organization.  It was her wish to that the scholarship be awarded to a graduating High School student based on merit and need. 

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 9th at 4:00PM

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT AWARDED:  up to $4,000

SCHOLARSHIP SUBJECT: “This Place Matters”

Why do places matter?  They matter because they are a part of our universal story, one of the ties that bind our history, culture and values together.  They reflect where we have been and where we are going.  They may not all be beautiful, but they all embody our culture – past and present.  Choose a property in Columbus, GA that is at least 50 years old that matters to you, write an essay about why “This Place Matters” and take a picture with a “This Place Matters” sign.

 

APPLICANTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP:

The scholarship was created to honor the memory of one of our past directors, Patricia Jackson Howard. Mrs. Howard promoted the mission of Historic Columbus for many years as a volunteer and employee of the organization. It was her wish that the scholarship be awarded based on merit and need. It will also be provided directly to the recipient for the use to purchase items associated with attending a university or college.

The requirements for scholarship consideration are:

  • A graduating senior from a public school in Muscogee County;

  • A completed application by the deadline;

  • A copy of the student’s transcript;

  • A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR);

  • A completed essay on the topic provided (500-1000 words)

  • A letter of recommendation; and

  • A photo of yourself in front of the building holding a “This Place Matter” sign.