Memorial Scholarship Fund

William Burton Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund

William Burton Nichols

William Burton Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund
William (Willie) Nichols attended San Benito High 1974-1978. He ran cross country, played golf on the golf team, greatly enjoyed science classes, participated in the photography program, played in the band, ran the lighting and special effects as well as set construction for theater productions, and enjoyed the auto body and mechanics program. We lost him due to declining health in May of 2020. His family would like to honor his memory by awarding a $1,000 scholarship to San Benito HS student who plans to attend a four-year college in an area of science.

The scholarship could be renewed for up to four years of college, as long as the student is progressing toward a degree.

Requirements:

  • The student must be a current San Benito High School student who will graduate in 2021
  • The student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for high school.
  • The student must plan to pursuit a degree in any area of science at a four-year college of his or her choice.
  • Personal Statement (1 1/2 - 2 pages double spaced including why you want to achieve a higher education in the areas of science and two personal attributes that will help you succeed)
  • The scholarship could be renewed by the recipient each year for an additional $1,000, for a total of four years.