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John Creagh Scholarship Award for 2016
Meredith faculty/staff are invited to nominate students, and students are invited to apply, for the John Creagh Memorial Scholarship Award.  Dr. Creagh was a beloved Meredith faculty member of theater and communication for 23 years, before he succumbed to cancer just before Easter 2007.  All students with a demonstrated interest in communication, theater, and literature are invited to apply.  Students who contribute to the diversity of the college are particularly encouraged to apply.   Thanks to donations from Dr. Creagh’s family, students, friends, and colleagues, a grant of $1200 is anticipated, to be awarded for spring semester 2016.   Applications and nominations should be completed by Nov 30.   Each application should consist of an application letter (one page) by the student and also a letter of nomination and support by a faculty or staff member of the Meredith College community. Students may pick up an application form from faculty members in Communication, Theatre, and English.  Both applications and nomination letters should be delivered to Ms. Betsy Stewart, Administrative Assistant, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Joyner 230.

To nominators: In an essay of no more than one page, please explain your sense of how the nominee merits this award and fulfills the stated criteria: 
“The Fund shall be used . . . for undergraduate students of communication, theatre and literature who have demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Preference shall be given to students who contribute to the diversity of the student body and who embody Dr. Creagh’s inquisitive spirit, thirst for knowledge, commitment to effective communication, love of literature, sense of humor, passionate spirit, unflagging determination, dedication to intercultural communications, and acceptance of difference.”

Download the John Creagh Scholarship Application

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