The Ariana Bedka Memorial Scholarship
Rewarding deserving young students who embody her passion, perseverance, and ideals...
CURRENTLY OPEN TO ALL JOHN JAY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Ariana was an energetic, talented young woman who—despite difficult challenges and painful experiences in her life—remained dedicated to her passions and hobbies. She loved nature and working with children, as well as her extra-curricular activities, including dance and gymnastics. Through this scholarship, we hope to encourage students like Ariana to invest in their talents and remain involved in positive, constructive activities.
(1) $1000 award or (2) $500 awards
NO GPA REQUIREMENT
Candidates can be college or career bound
Essay (approximately 500 words or less): Please describe how you’ve overcome any painful or difficult experiences in your life and still found success in your activity of interest. Also, what plans do you have for the future?
Two letters of recommendation: one from a guidance counselor or teacher and one from a coach, instructor, or mentor
A copy of your resume
Please refer to your school