This scholarship was established by family and friends of First Lt. Jeffrey F. DePrimo in his honor and memory. Jeffrey loved music of all types, but he also loved his community and his country. He paid the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed while serving his country in Afghanistan on May 20, 2008. This is a one-year, nonrenewable award.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a graduating senior of either Pittston Area High School, PA, Wyoming Area High School, PA or a student residing in either of these two school districts but attending Holy Redeemer High School, PA or being homeschooled;
- Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college/university as a full-time student:
- Preference given to, but not limited to, a student who loves music and is actively involved in any type of organized musical program including band, orchestra, impromptu musical ensembles and even garage bands;
- Must be actively involved in his or her community through volunteer service to others;
- At least one relative of the candidate must be currently serving in the military, or be a veteran of any branch of the armed forces serving in any capacity. This person could be a parent, grandparent, great grandparent, great-great grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, living or deceased;
- Must be a hard-working student producing to the best of his or her academic ability;
- Must show demonstrated financial need;
- Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.