Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) Scholarships

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The Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) Board of Directors provides up to $2,000 in scholarships to local graduating Seniors to support post-secondary education.  PALKI has provided applications and instructions to the local High Schools.

Candidates must Reside in the general area (Point Arena, Manchester, Gualala, etc.), plan to attend an accredited college, community college, or vocational training program and have an overall CSU grade point average of greater than or equal to 2.0.  Applicants are also asked to provide two reference letters that speak to school performance and activities, provide a copy of current transcripts and fully complete the scholarship application which includes a short essay. Scholarships will be awarded as cash payments that can be used for any education related expenses, i.e. tuition, books, lodging, etc.  Proof of enrollment will be required prior to receiving scholarship funds.  Enrollment must occur within the first two academic years from the date of the scholarship award, i.e. 2018 – 2020.

Applications must be received by PALKI no later than 3:30 pm, Friday, May 25, 2018 and can be mailed to P. O. Box 11, Point Arena, CA 95468, delivered in person to the Light Station at 45500 Lighthouse Road, Point Arena or emailed to Markh.PALight@gmail.com.  The Light Station is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Applications will be reviewed by the Lighthouse Board of Directors and applicants may be invited for an interview.  The scholarship(s) will be awarded at the Point Arena High School Senior Awards Night.  

 Students can contact PALKI Board members Laura Franklin at (707 884-3203, Glenn Funk at (707) 884-1448 or funky@mcn.org, Larry Jacobs at larryjacobs@pacbell.net or PALKI Executive Director Mark Hancock at (707) 882-2777 or Markh.PALight@gmail.com for assistance with filling out the application or with any questions about the program. Applications are available from your School Counselor or in the School Library, or by clicking on the images below.