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.
If you are wondering how to become a supporter, here is some information that you will find helpful:
Send your gift to:
Gaston Memorial Scholarship, Inc.
P.O. Box 1795
Bloomington, Illinois 61702-1795
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...
We appreciate your gift, no matter how big or small and we always acknowledge the gifts that we receive.
We have taken the first steps toward making Gaston Memorial Scholarship a perpetual scholarship! Thank you for your generosity in helping to make this a reality.
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.
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 monitary 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.
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 U of I Urbana, IL "
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 " "
* First ever Motivational Ceremony. The Last 5-recipients were invited to come
back (of which three responded and two attended) Attendees were given
an additional stipend to encourage and congratulate them on successes to date (Junior & Senior Years in College).
Are you this year's recipient? Be sure to see how to apply.