Centaurus/Monarch Community Scholarship Program and Apple for Lawrence Application FAQs


When should I apply and what are the deadlines?

Applications are available now but can not be returned to the counseling office before February 1, 2017. All applications must be returned to your counselors by April 7, 2017.


Who is eligible for the Centaurus/Monarch Scholarship program?

Applicants must be currently enrolled at either CHS or MHS and have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 through the first semester of their senior year. Multiple scholarships awarded each year.


Where can I use these scholarships?

Scholarships can be used at any accredited institution of learning, including schools with 4-year, 2-year, trade or vocational degree programs.


How are winners chosen?

The selection committee reviews each application in terms of a combination of factors, including merit, need, academic and extracurricular credentials, awards, leadership and overall student achievement.


When will the winners be selected?

Winners will be selected on April 25, 2017. Each high school has an award ceremony following that date in which the scholarship recipients are recognized.


How many scholarships will be distributed and how much is each award?

For the Centaurus/Monarch program, the Scholarship Board of Directors will determine the number of scholarships and the amount of each award based on community donations and available funding each year.  Typically scholarships have been in $1,000 increments depending on applicant qualifications and funding available.


What is the history of this program?

The scholarship program began in 1962, funded by local businesses, organizations and community members interested in supporting post secondary education for highly motivated high school seniors. Now in its 55th year, it has awarded $662,000 to 667 students. The Board is committed to continuing this tradition.