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LaSalle Peru Township High School Class of 1956

 

Description

The L-P Class of 1956 Scholarship has been established to acknowledge and reward student academic success and leadership at the high school. Initial funding of the scholarship is derived from contributions by members of the Class of 1956 on the occasion of their 50th Class Reunion. The Class of 1956 - L-P High School Agreement is here.

Applications

Application forms will be available in the Guidance Office after January 1 each year. The application will include a request for a brief summary of the applicant’s background and a one page typewritten essay in accordance with the requirements described on the Application Form. Completed applications are due in the Guidance Office by March 1 of each year.

Basis and Criteria for Selection of the Recipient

The candidate shall be a graduating senior of L-P High School who has attended that school for at least two years, including the senior year, and who has attained an accumulated grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.

The candidate shall have a record of participation in school and community activities, with great emphasis on leadership roles.

The candidate must be accepted for admission to attend a two or four year college or university.

Financial need is NOT a requisite for receipt of this scholarship and need not be demonstrated.

Selection Committee

The scholarship recipient will be determined by a committee including appropriate members of the administrative, counseling and teaching staffs. When available to participate, a member of the Class of 1956 may also be included in the selection process.

Scholarship Presentation

The scholarship will be presented at the annual Senior Awards Night.

The one-year scholarship will be a minimum of $500, but will not exceed $1,000. Payment of the scholarship proceeds will be made in two installments to the college or university during the academic year immediately following graduation. Scholarship administration and funds disbursement is set up under the auspices of the L-P Foundation for Educational Enrichment.

The scholarship is not renewable.

If there are no qualified applicants in a given year, the scholarship will not be awarded.

Contributions from classmates and other interested persons are now being accepted by the LPHS Foundation. Checks should be made out to The LPHS Foundation and be specifically designated for the L-P Class of 1956 Scholarship.

You may mail your contribution to LPHS Foundation, P.O. Box 1325, LaSalle, IL 61301.

The LPHS Foundation web site can be found at www.lpfoundation.org. Our class and the Class of 1953 now have scholarship funds established under the auspices of the Foundation.

Progress Report------December 2016

I am pleased to report that, in April of this year, the seventh scholarship from our program was awarded to  a deserving L-P graduating senior.  That award, in the amount of $1,000, brings the total monies awarded thus far to $5,000.  This is an achievement which should be a source of pride to each and every member of the Class of 1956. 

The current balance in the scholarship fund, which is administered by the L-P High School Foundation, is just over $20,400.  We encourage, and we continue to receive, both recurring and first-time contributions from classmates.  If interested, you may find directions on how to make a contribution on this web site, or you may contact me directly for assistance and to have your questions answered. 

Thanks to all classmates and their families for your continued consideration and support. 


Jim Grisolano

April 21, 2010

Last February, Jim Grisolano e-mailed me to ask if I would be "willing and available" to present our first LaSalle Peru High School Class of 1956 Scholarship. I was honored to be the first award presenter.

Working with LaSalle Peru High School Principal Deb Nelson, Guidance Counselor Ellen Entwistle and a Committee of LaSalle Peru High School administration, counseling and teaching members, four scholarship applications were read and reviewed. We voted by secret ballot to determine the worthy senior who would receive our scholarship.

The LaSalle Peru High School Awards Program was held on April 21, 2010 in the high school auditorium—a dignified and impressive event. It was my great honor to award our first LaSalle Peru High School Class of 1956 Scholarship in the amount of $500. to AMANDA COUTRE. She met all of our criteria, participated in school and community activities and exemplified leadership throughout her four years at LaSalle Peru High School.

Our Class can be proud to have achieved this goal in four short years. Many thanks to all classmates who participated and to all those who care to participate in the future. Jim Grisolano informed me that as of March 31, 2010, we have about $14,475. in our Foundation Scholarship certificate-of-deposit. Please go to: www.lpfoundation.org for more information regarding our fund.

Below is a photograph taken at the awards ceremony. Amanda Coutre, Rita and Jim Spitzmiller.

Scholarship 2010

April 27, 2011

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High school were honored at the Senior Awards Assembly in Matthiessen Auditorium on April 27, 2011. Daniel Johnson was the recipient of the La Salle-Peru Class of 1956 Scholarship Award. The award was presented by Jim Grisolano.

Below is a photograph taken at the awards ceremony. Daniel Johnson and Jim Grisolano.

Scholarship 2011

April 25, 2012

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High school were honored at the Senior Awards Assembly in Matthiessen Auditorium on April 25, 2012. Katherine (Kat) Siska was the recipient of the La Salle-Peru Class of 1956 Scholarship Award. The award was presented by Barbara Lukancic.

Below is a photograph taken at the awards ceremony. Katherine Siska and Barbara Lukancic.

Scholarship 2012

April 24, 2013

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High school were honored at the Senior Awards Assembly in Matthiessen Auditorium on April 24, 2013. Seth Schiffbaum was the recipient of the La Salle-Peru Class of 1956 Scholarship Award. The award was presented by Rita and Jim Spitzmiller.

Below is a photograph taken at the awards ceremony. Jim Spitzmiller, Rita Spitzmiller and Seth Schiffbaum..

Scholarship 2013

May 2, 2014

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High school were honored at the Senior Awards Assembly in Matthiessen Auditorium on May 2, 2014. Anna Kasprowicz was the recipient of the La Salle-Peru Class of 1956 Scholarship Award. The award was presented by Don and Sandy Volk.

Below is a photograph taken at the awards ceremony. Sandy Volk, Anna Kasprowicz and Don Volk.

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April 2015

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High school were honored at the Senior Awards Assembly in Matthiessen Auditorium in April of 2015. Luke Dresbach was the recipient of the La Salle-Peru Class of 1956 Scholarship Award. The award was presented by Arlene Stohr and Lynn Huffstodt.

Below is a photograph taken at the awards ceremony. Arlene Stohr, Luke Dresbach and Lynn Huffstodt.

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April 2016

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High School were honored at the Senior Awards Program in Matthiessen Memorial Auditorium on April 27, 2016. Parker Weber was the recipient of the scholarship award from our class, which was presented to him by Arlene Stohr and Lynn Huffstodt.

Below is a photograph taken at the reception following the awards program. Arlene Stohr, Parker Weber, and Lynn Huffstodt.

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April 2017

Members of the senior class of La Salle-Peru Township High School were honored at the Senior Awards Program in Matthiessen Memorial Auditorium on April 26, 2017.         

Lindsey Debosik was the recipient of the scholarship award from our class, which was presented by Arlene Stohr.  Lindsey and Arlene are pictured below after the Awards Program concluded.

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Last updated: June 2, 2017

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