Baird and Mary Jane Collins Scholarship Fund

The Baird and Mary Jane Collins Scholarship fund is available through the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC, to assist and encourage students living within the West Perry School District to pursue a college degree. 

Both Baird and Mary Jane have teaching degrees and Baird taught in the West Perry School District until his retirement.  They are passionate about the value of an education and have encouraged and mentored many to continue their schooling.  They are also very involved and committed to their faith – leading, directing, and participating in many church-related activities.  As such, this scholarship was established to honor Baird and Mary Jane Collins and to promote and support those things which they have encouraged their entire lives – education and faith. 

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March 15


Multiple Winners/Up to $2,500

Scholarship FAQs


  1. Legal resident within the West Perry School District 
  2. Preference to be given to an individual planning to pursue a career in Christian Ministry, Music, or Elementary Education or who is a member of Tressler Memorial Free Lutheran Church 
  3. Academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  4. Financial Need 
  5. Essay
  6. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Describe your future goals and ambitions, as well as your current activities and interests. 300 words maximum.


This scholarship will automatically renew for the normal period of years required to complete the recipient’s chosen educational program (up to a maximum of 4 years) provided that the recipient makes adequate progress toward completing his or her education, remains in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and has continued financial need.  Students must submit their transcript and tuition bill EACH SEMESTER for renewal of the award. Should the GPA requirement not be met, the student will be placed on probation. Failure to regain the required GPA after one academic semester will result in the loss of the scholarship.

In addition, each scholarship recipient will be expected to provide a report on his or her activities and progress to TFEC on an annual basis, approximately one month after the end of the spring term.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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