Frank Parker Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Frank Parker. Frank was a true renaissance man: US Navy pilot, electrical engineer, musician, lover of outdoor pursuits and great raconteur. As owner of Parko Electronics, his creativity and superior problem solving skills enabled him to contribute to the success of NASA’s Apollo Project. (Some of the parts he designed are currently resting on the moon as part of the Apollo landing.)

This scholarship is for students with an interest in math or science that will attend a two or four-year college or university. The initial scholarship is for $2000. With evidence of success each year, the scholarship is renewable for $1750 each year for 3 years, to total $7250.

Criteria

  1. The recipient shall be a graduating senior from any NTPS high school.
  2. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need for the scholarship.
  3. Priority will be given to applicants who intend to pursue coursework with a math or science focus.

Procedures

  1. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation: one from a teacher or counselor which documents scholarship, leadership and citizenship qualities and potential for success in post-high school education; and one from a member of the community who is not a relative of the applicant or employed in the applicant’s school describing the applicant’s leadership and community service in non-school related activity or activities in the community.
  2. Submit a short essay responding to this: How does your pursuit of math or science contribute to your creativity and your ability to accomplish your life goals?
  3. Submit a transcript of grades.
  4. Submit a completed application form and all required documents as one unit.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Due Date
Completed applications are to be submitted to the high school counselor or career center on or before the due date posted annually on www.ntef.org.

Selection
The Foundation Board of Trustees Selection Committee reviews all applications and selects recipients. The selection process must comply with the nondiscrimination provision of the Bylaws, Article 11, Section 10.

Application Forms
Application forms may be obtained from the high school counselor’s office or by clicking on the button below.