Paula Weller Scholarship
The Paula Weller Scholarship was established by Jo Ann Carney and Penny Weller to honor their sister, Paula, a member of the Caledonia High School class of 1970 who died on December 2, 1982.
Paula Weller is a very special sister and citizen within the Caledonia area who filled the lives of many with her extraordinary talents. She was especially known for her inspiring ability to make life a little better—a little brighter – for those who knew her. She became a mother at a very young age and soon sought the opportunity to provide both a home and an at home business to help her family. Paula excelled in balancing family and work along with an enormous knack to find great humor and love for her family. She will always be rememberedfor her bright, witty, and friendly attitude and her sincere and unselfish love for her family.
With great love, this endowment is established with the Caledonia Education Foundation in 2008, to honor Paula’s memory so that others might be encouraged to press on in life and achieve their full potential.
The general eligibility criteria for an applicant to be considered for the Paula Weller
Scholarship through the Caledonia Education Foundation are as follows:
1. Member of the Caledonia High School senior class, on schedule to graduate.
2. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
3. Planning to attend a trade school or 2-year educational institution.
4. Good moral character and firmness of purpose as well as potential for success with
post high school education verified by no more than two letters of reference.
5. Application completed and turned in (with all attachments) no later than April 1.
Special preference will be given to applicants with financial need.
Application and Selection Procedure
Applications are available through the Caledonia High School Student Services office and must be turned in with all pertinent attachments by APRIL 1 of the current school year.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of:
1. Caledonia High School student services staff member
2. Caledonia High School faculty member with senior class connections
3. Representative from the Caledonia Education Foundation (either board member or director)
4. A member of the Weller family if they wish to be involved
The Paula Weller Scholarship will be announced at the Caledonia High School Academic Awards Program, of which the recipient will be required to attend.
The Paula Weller Scholarship will not restrict selection on the basis of race, sex, family relationships or employment status
The number and amount of scholarships will depend on the funds available and will be determined by the board of the Caledonia Education
The recipient(s) of the Paula Weller Scholarship will be awarded a certificate in their name and a
check will be sent directly to the post-secondary institution they will be attending and deposited in
the individual student's account.
The recipient will attend the CHS Academic Awards Ceremony, where they will receive their scholarship and be available for pictures.
If the recipient withdraws from the institution the scholarship is awarded to, the scholarship will be prorated and returned to the Paula Weller Scholarship endowment with CEF in a manner consistent with the policies of said institution.