Community Service Merit Awards
The Community Service Merit Award was the idea of Louise Rutland in 2003, a time when several negative issues involving teenagers at The Landings were highly publicized. Louise, the mother of two girls, wanted those children who live at The Landings who were good role models to be recognized and honored. To that end she proposed that Landlovers award high school seniors for their community service participation. First named the “Community Service Scholarship”, the name was changed in 2005 to “The Community Service Merit Award”. The awards recognize students who go “above and beyond” in giving time and talent through community service. Commitment, creativity, leadership, and total time dedicated determine the winners.
In past years, award amounts have ranged from $300-$5,000 (to be used toward college expenses) and are supported by Landlovers fundraisers. Award categories are High Merit and Merit. To qualify, students must be Landings residents, be in their last year of high school with graduation anticipated this year and plan to attend higher education full time next fall.
Please click below for the 6 page application which must be postmarked by January 15, 2020: