NEW CRITERIA FOR DANIEL M. METCALF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS ANNOUNCED, STARTING IN 2011
In 2016, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the remarkable young applicants shown at the right of this page, who graduated from Vilas Middle School and who have successfully completed one or more years of secondary education. Anyone with questions about the new application process or those wishing to apply may click on the download icon in the lower left or contact VMS Principal Gail Rowe by calling 603-835-6351 or e-mailing email@example.com for more information.
The Daniel Metcalf Scholarship Fund (DMSF) was established and has been administered by the Vilas Alumni Association since 1958. However, with membership declining, it was voted to change the criteria in such a way that the scholarships will remain with local students. Since there is no longer a Vilas High School, future scholarship recipients will have graduated from Vilas Middle School.
A selection committee, initially comprised of both Vilas Middle School administration and Vilas Alumni Association members, has been formed to review all applications. The selection committee will make its' decision in June 2017. Scholarship applications must be postmarked not later than May 31, 2017 and should be sent to; Principal, Vilas Middle School, PO Box 670, Alstead NH 03602.
Thank you for your patience and support as we work toward a smooth transition in the memory of Daniel M. Metcalf and the alumni he inspired!
The Daniel M. Metcalf Scholarship Program was established in 1958 and has been going strong for over 57 years. Mr. Metcalf was a Principal at Vilas High School and his main ambition was to serve the community of the Alstead Attendance Area, preparing each student to attain their highest potential.
In 2011 The DMSF was transitioned from the Vilas High School Alumni to the Vilas Middle School and scholarships now include Vilas Middle School graduates, having completed their 8th grade year at Vilas. This scholarship will be awarded annually in June to any 8th grade graduate of Vilas Middle School who has successfully completed one or more years of continuing higher education and is currently enrolled in a vocational/technical, Junior College, College or University program.
In order to maintain the scholarship fund, it will be necessary to have fundraisers. Now that the scholarship fund is in the hands of the Vilas Middle School, the new committee, made up of VMS staff, parents, and alumni will continue to support the effort to keep the scholarship fund viable, but it needs to have help from parents/grandparents, relatives of Vilas students, people in the community and those who have graduated from Vilas Middle School as well as Vilas High School.
If you are interested in joining this team and learning more about the scholarship fund, which could benefit your child or a student, please contact Gail Rowe, Principal of Vilas Middle School at 603-835-6351, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.