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Deadline for Grace Sheer memorial scholarship is March 15
Grace Sheer
Grace Sheer. - photo by For the Dawson County News

Applications for the Grace Sheer Foundation Scholarship for local high school seniors must be submitted by March 15 for consideration.

The scholarship is sponsored by Dawsonville Fit Body Boot Camp and was established to honor the legacy of Grace Elizabeth Sheer, who died in 2018 at age 18.

Female high school senior(s) who best meet the scholarship requirements will receive $2,500 for tuition and fees at a post-secondary institution.

Students will be chosen for the award based on their excellence in academics, sports and extracurricular activities.

While at DCHS, Sheer participated in numerous activities, most prominently playing on the junior varsity and varsity girls’ soccer teams, and was also a member of the Chamber Singers, Interact Club and the National Spanish Honors Society.

She volunteered to assist with the theater department’s tech crew and maintained an impressive grade point average throughout her high school years.

Sheer was on the football homecoming court all four years of high school and was voted football Homecoming Queen her senior year. She was further voted Miss DCHS for senior superlatives.

According to the scholarship application, Sheer was a kind soul and was outgoing, friendly, curious, adventurous and uplifting.

“She unquestionably loved her family, friends, community and life; and, this showed each and every day through her uncomprising character,” the application reads.

Student applicants must meet the following guidelines to be eligible for the scholarship:Plan to attend an accredited college or university on a full time basis; have acquired acceptance to the college of her choice and must be an enrolled full time student for the fall semester of 2019; have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; participate in organized school sports with a letter of recommendation from the team coach; meaningfully participate in a school club with a letter of recommendation from a club sponsor with description of extracurricular projects/events included; be outgoing, kind, good humored with a positive and uplifting attitude.

Students must also include the names and telephone numbers of three of references (peer, teacher, employer or administrators) for the scholarship committee to contact and submit a brief essay.

Scholarship applications can be obtained from the school guidance counselors and must be returned to the high school by March 15.

Recipients will be notified on or before Senior Scholarship Night scheduled for May 2.