Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Phoenix Education Grant Scholarship
The Phoenix Education Grant (PEG) is the first national scholarship endowment fund created for burn survivor students. Barbara Kammerer Quayle, a teacher who was burned in an automobile accident in 1977, created the scholarship fund in 2001. Her initial gift laid the foundation for the PEG scholarship fund. PEG also happens to be the name of the mother of the woman whose vision and dedication made this program possible, Barbara Kammerer Quayle.
A PEG committee reviews applications and grants scholarships based on academic ability, response to four essay questions, reference letters and financial need. Students who receive the scholarship are encouraged to help other burn-injured students by contributing to the PEG scholarship fund when they are established and able to do so.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
1. A burn survivor.
2. Have not received the PEG scholarship in previous years
3. Currently a high school senior, earned a GED, or currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.
4. Demonstrated academic achievement as shown by grades and scores on standardized tests or demonstrated ability in a trade or craft.
5. Accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
6. Model exemplary behavior as a recipient of a PEG.
7. Agree to contribute to the PEG Scholarship Fund in the future to assist other burn survivors with their education.
Please attach the following items to your application:
For High School Students:
1. An official high school transcript that includes credits and GPA or official copy of GED.
2. Acceptance letter from college, university or trade school.
For College or Trade School Students:
1. An official transcript for current students that includes credits and GPA (if applicable).
2. A copy of invoice from your college, university or trade school, if available.
For ALL Students:
3. One letter of reference from non-school staff and non-family members. (Use current employer if you work.)
4. One letter of reference from school staff; counselor, administrator or teacher/professor.
A typewritten essay answering each of the following questions:
A. Each essay is NOT to exceed one page.
B. Write each essay on a SEPARATE sheet of paper.
C. Write the number of the question and the question at the top of the page.
1. On what basis do you think that you are a deserving scholarship recipient? (Can include life experience, community service you have done in the past 4 years, academic strengths, and/or extracurricular activities.)
2. How will your college/university degree or trade school certificate contribute to your life and your future life goals after you graduate?
3. How has your burn injury influenced and impacted your life and the person that you are today?
4. Other than family members, who is one individual that you consider your hero, heroine, or role model? What characteristics, achievements, etc. do you admire about the individual and how do they influence your life?
The entire PEG application must be TOTALLY completed, or it will be disqualified.
DEADLINE: Please return in one package postmarked by July 1, 2012.
PEG recipients will be notified and awarded by August 1, 2012.
PEG recipients are announced at World Burn Congress 2012, September 12-15, 2012.
Scholarships range from $500 to $1500 and are limited based on available funding
Mail PEG Application to: The Phoenix Society, Attn: Barbara Kammerer Quayle,
1835 RW Berends Dr. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519