Jacob Baas Memorial Scholarship
The Jacob Baas Memorial Scholarship is an endowment established by the Baas family in appreciation for the excellent education awarded their family in the past, to help graduating seniors from Gobles High School in their college education.
To apply, complete the application and submit it to the Guidance Office.
The student must be a Gobles High School graduating senior
The student must have a "B" average, or higher
The student must have excelled in the field of mathematics*
The student must be enrolled in a college, university, or community college
Special consideration will be given to a student with financial needs*
*These are to be the major considerations in the selection of a recipient.
The selection committee shall consist of the following members:
High School Principal
One teacher from the Gobles High School Mathematics Department
On member of the Baas family, more specifically, Mrs. Ethyl Baas or one of her three daughters
High School Counselor
One current Board Member of the Gobles Public Schools Foundation
All members of the committee will have one vote in the selection of the recipient of the scholarship
The High School Principal shall serve as chairman of the selection committee
The Baas Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded annually during the graduation program each year
This scholarship will be awarded only once to each student selected and the check is to be made payable to the student and the university/college attended by the student
This is to be a perpetual scholarship, and therefore, the original sum is not to be used in making the annual award. The annual amount of the award will be determined by the amount of dividends received and/or interest earned. If possible, a minimum of $500.00 is to be awarded annually. If the amount of dividends received and/or interest earned is large enough, the selection committee may increase the amount awarded and/or award a minimum of $500.00 to more than one recipient.