The Old Shawnee Days Society is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Becky Nicks' Junior Pioneer Scholarship Contest. . This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Becky Nicks, who was a longtime supporter of Old Shawnee Days and former chairperson of the event. Becky's love for Shawnee was seen through her countless hours of community service and volunteerism.
The $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to a Shawnee high school junior or senior. Applications must include their academic and community achievements and a 500-word essay answering the question “How Do You Have a Good Time in Shawnee?” Applicants may apply on-line by Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.
The winner will be invited to read their essay at the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Thursday, June 1 and to ride in the Old Shawnee Days parade on Saturday, June 3.
The name of the scholarship honors longtime Old Shawnee Days volunteer Becky Nicks, who passed away in 2010.
For more information, please e-mail OSD Scholarships Junior Pioneer Scholarship chairperson or call (913) 742-6402.