Linda Westcott Memorial Scholarship
Linda Jean Westcott was born in Kalamazoo in 1947. She attended Kalamazoo Central High school graduating in 1965. From that point, she attended Western Michigan University for two years, ended her college career, married James Westcott and started a family. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and her love of children was not only for the four she had at home, but she also spread her welcoming arms to kids throughout the neighborhood; she cared for, guided, taught, and loved many children over the years.
Because she left such a footprint on the hearts of those she touched, we are proud to offer the Linda Westcott Memorial Scholarship to a deserving senior who is interested in a vocation working with children. Her legacy, in this way, will not be forgotten.
The goal of this scholarship is to encourage a student to pursue a college program that will prepare him/her for involvement in child care/development or in some way involve working with children, preferably but not limited to the teaching profession.
The student must be a Gobles High School graduating senior.
The student must have a minimum G.P.A of 2.5.
The student must have portrayed excellent citizenship.
The student must have shown community and school participation.
The selection committee shall consist of the following members:
The high school principal
The high school counselor
Two family members
Two community members
All members of the committee will have one vote in the selection of the recipient of the scholarship.
2018 Lauren Palmer
2017 Hailey Baxter
2016 Abigail Papke
2015 Kimberly Barber
2014 Amber Wallace
2013 Emily Boyer
2012 Brittany Marie Curtis
2011 Jessica Nicole Lechman
2010 Jessica Taylor Kuldanek
2008 Rachel Lynn Parsons
2007 Christina Kaianna Gibson
2006 Alicia Kay Fox
2005 Rebecca Rae Gibson
2004 Arlie Rose Hunter
2003 Jessica Michelle Bloom
2002 Danielle Ruby Coster