The Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Residents of Sharon, Conn., who have been accepted into an accredited college, university, vocational-technical or professional institution and prior Drumm recipients.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Ted and Buena Drumm to honor their son when he died unexpectedly at the age of 46 on October 4, 1999. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support to Sharon youth in the pursuit of their post-secondary education. The scholarship is intended to support a student who is highly motivated to succeed in college and for whom the award will have a significant impact both personally and financially.

ELIGIBILITY

The goal of the Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Sharon, Connecticut, for at least four years and who are unlikely to have access to other scholarship resources because of average grades. We are looking for students who are motivated to pursue education at an accredited college, university, vocational-technical or professional institute in the United States and for whom this award will have a significant impact.

AWARDS

Awards vary depending on the amount of funding available, the pool of candidates applying, and the strength of a candidate's application. The minimum award amount is $1,500. Recipients may apply to renew their scholarships as long as they continue to meet the award criteria. Awards will be paid directly to the school for the student's second semester (provided evidence is submitted of being enrolled and in good academic standing). 

REVIEW CRITERIA

The committee will review requests for scholarships according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of motivation to succeed in pursuing a two or four year college degree/certificate
  • Residency in the Town of Sharon
  • Significance of the scholarship award to the student, particularly financial significance
  • Encouragement of students with demonstrated character who have made a contribution to their community
Applications will be reviewed by the Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship Advisors, a committee of Sharon residents who are active in community affairs. Their recommendations will be reviewed by Berkshire Taconic’s board of directors.