Meredith Walraven Pride of Plano Scholarship

Presented by the Planoette Bootbackers Booster Club

 

  

Meredith Shaver Walraven has proudly served 17 years as Head Director for the Plano Senior High School Planoettes. This scholarship honors her dedicated service to her school and team. 

 

Mrs. Walraven grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and attended Rockwall ISD schools K-12.  After graduating from Rockwall High School, where she was a member of the Stingerettes Drill Team and elected Captain for her senior year, she went on to attend Stephen F. Austin State University (Axe ‘Em Jacks!). During her time in Nacogdoches, she was a proud line member of the SFA Dance Team while also earning a Bachelor of Science degree in both Dance as well as in Speech Communications. She has served 3 years as a teacher in Garland ISD and 17 years as a teacher in Rowlett ISD and Plano ISD respectively.

 

Mrs. Walraven is married to her college sweetheart Keith, and they have two beautiful and active children, Emery, who is a talented dancer just like her mother, and Rex, who loves tearing it up on the baseball diamond and basketball court. When they aren’t busy at their many weekend sports and activities, the Walravens enjoy their time at the lake and with their beloved family and friends.

 

Dance is one of Mrs. Walraven’s true loves and she has enjoyed watching her students grow throughout the years and use dance as a creative outlet. She has touched many lives in the dance community and has left an indelible mark on the Planoettes organization. Her unwavering commitment to her students and her devoted efforts to teach, lead, and serve are her legacy, honored by this scholarship in her name. Her heart and spirit will long live on with the Planoettes and the Wildcats at Plano Senior High School. 

 

Award

  • The Planoettes Bootbackers Booster Club will award the recipient of the Meredith Walraven Pride of Plano Scholarship with $1500.
  • The winner will be announced and presented to the recipient at the Planoette Spring banquet.
  • The $1500 check will be mailed directly to the accredited college that the recipient will be attending in the summer or fall.

Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicant will:

  • Be a graduating senior from Plano Senior High School
  • Rank in the top half of the graduating class
  • Attend an accredited college, university, or community college in the summer or fall following graduation.
  • Have been a member of the PSHS Planoette Drill Team for a minimum of one year and be in good standing (this includes financial, academically eligible, etc.) with the organization.
  • Must be in good standing where you are currently attending (academic and citizenship status)

Requirements

Application must include the following:

  • Application form
  • High School Transcript (Request from PSHS and submit with application)
  • Resume (Create and submit with application – Include Activities, Awards, Community Service, and Accomplishments Inside and Outside of Drill Team)
  • Response to Essay Question
  • Letter of recommendation from a PSHS teacher

Scholarship Committee

  • Will be made up of the incoming executive board members and current Planoettes director.

Scoring

  • Applicants will be scored in 4 areas earning up to a total of 25 points.
    • Transcript/GPA/Class rank (5)
    • Resume (5)
    • Letter of Recommendation (5)
    • Essay (10)
  • All scores will be combined, and the highest score will be the winner.
  • In the event of a tie, the scholarship committee shall meet as a group to determine the winner

 

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