Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) Scholarships
The Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) Board of Directors provides up to $3,000 in scholarships to local graduating Seniors and previous graduates to support post-secondary education. PALKI provide applications and instructions to the local High Schools each year, and they are available from Counselors and in the Library.
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 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 if the award was made in 2018.
Application deadlines will be detailed on the application forms, and will be listed on this page once the Scholarship Fund application period opens. 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 and interested parties can contact PALKI Executive Director Mark Hancock at (707) 882-2777 or Markh.PALight@gmail.com with any questions about the program. An example of the 2018 application pacakge is available by clicking on the image below.