Police lodge again sponsoring memorial scholarship

TAYLOR — The Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 is sponsoring a college scholarship for students from Truman and Kennedy high schools for the seventh straight year.

Since 2004, the Taylor FOP has given away $10,000 in scholarship money to local students through the Holly McGeogh Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Army Spc. Holly McGeogh, a 2002 Truman graduate, who was killed at age 19 in a bomb blast in the war in Iraq in January 2004. McGeogh was planning to attend college when she returned home from the army.

The Taylor FOP also will accept donations from any individuals or businesses interested in contributing to the fund. Members plan to award two $1,000 scholarships, one to a graduate from each Taylor high school.

Anyone interested in contributing to the McGeogh scholarship can send a check payable to the Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, 23515 Goddard Road, Taylor MI 48180, to the attention of Lt. Mary Sclabassi with an indication that the check is a donation for the scholarship fund.

Taylor high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university beginning in the 2010-11 school year are eligible for the scholarship.

Applications can be obtained from counselors at the high schools or from the Taylor Police Department. Students also will be required to submit at least two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or member of law enforcement; a certified copy of their high school transcript; and a 500-word essay highlighting their educational and career goals.

The application deadline is May 22. Application packets must be submitted to Sclabassi at the Taylor FOP lodge.

For further information contact Sclabassi at (734) 374-1531.