We would like to thank those of you who have been regular supporters of Gaston Memorial Scholarship, Inc. Without your generosity this award would not be possible.
PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED...
Company Match - don't forget to ask if your company will provide a matching gift.
We encourage you to consider giving to the Gaston Memorial Scholarship fund in memory of a loved one or to honor the accomplishments/contributions of a loved one (we will send notification to the family if desired -please include address).
Ask how you can get involved and volunteer for Gaston Memorial Scholarship, Inc. There is always work to be done. Thank you for your kind consideration.
See additional information below...
Levels of Giving
Allstar $1000 or more annually
Gold $500 -999.99 annually
Silver $300 - 499.99 annually
Bronze $100 - 299.99 annually
Copper $99 and below
Thank you for your generosity and for helping us provide encouragement and financial assistance to the youth in our community.
If you were a first-time giver this year, we want to personally say thank you again for supporting our efforts to help young people from Central Illinois pursue their higher education goals.
Gaston Memorial Scholarship, Inc. is a non-profit public charity in accordance with Internal Revenue 501(c)(3), Donors can deduct contributions they make to our organization under IRC Section 170.
The first Year, 2006, seven monetary awards were give to graduating Seniors attending various High Schools in Bloomington-Normal, IL.: Jonathan Moore; Matthew Wright; Jamison Shaw; Valshun Powe; Cassandra Hosea; Cornelia Wood and Brian Alexander.
Since that time we have been motivated by the words of our departed parents which informed that "Education is Key," to continue to help young people to reach their goals and inspire them as they begin this exciting phase of their life. Below is a list of GMS Award Recipients who continue to make us proud:
Recipient School Speaker ____ Year
Jordan Turner NCHS James Joyner 2007
Chad Emery NCHS Evelyn Young 2008
Sabrina E.V. Kirkham NCHS James Shaw 2009
Domonique Hilt CCHS Gary Muhammad 2010
Briana A. Sparks NCHS Dr. Mary Graham-Buxton 2011
(Gary Muhammad spoke in the absence of Dr. Graham who had a family emergency)
Trenton A. Jones BHS Erica Baird 2012
Michael T. Brooks NCHS " "
Kayla D.Palmer UHS Carmen L. Shears 2013
Maya Walker NCHS " "
*Michael T. Brooks Jackson State David Walker 2014
*Maya Walker Uof I Urbana " "
Danielle Nicole Baker UHS James Joyner 2015
Jordynn Palmer UHS " "
Carsen Hilt BHS Ramona Shaw 2016
Raylissa Rusk CCA " "
Jessica R. Baker UHS Hon. Judge Butler 2017
Steve L. Gay II BHS " "
LeLanda R. Brewer UHS Shirley Boykin 2018
Deonte' Ra-Shan Mosely BHS " "
Boston Drayton Cooper III UHS Rick Owens 2019
Linnea Rose Skillrud BHS " "
Grace Spader NCHS Pandemic 2020
Jackson Phillips BHS " "
Myranda Wiggins BHS " 2021
Matthew Glen Steers BHS " "
* First ever Motivational Ceremony. The Last 5-recipients were invited to come back to share the many milestones achieved in their journey, and to receive an additional stipend to encourage and congratulate them on their successes (Junior & Senior Years in College).
Are you our next recipient?
Be sure to apply between March 1,-June 1, of each year! Print your completed application and mail it to Gaston Memorial Scholarship, Inc., P.O. Box 51, Bloomington, IL 61701-51
(not accepting electronic submissions due to file incompatability).