The Reach for the Stars Scholarship was established at the time of Ray’s death, and now totals over $30,000. Interest on the principal is the major source for the scholarships. Students have been selected for nine years, with four more awarded last year. The scholarship is determined based on the student’s motivation, involvement in community activities, intention to use their talents in Vermont, and plans to pursue a career involving children or community organizations. Each scholarship, allocated in the sophomore year of college, is awarded to a student who will be the first in their family to attend college.
Reach for the Stars Scholarship recipients are graduates from: BFA-St. Albans, Burr & Burton, Mississquoi, Lake Region, Rivendell Academy, Canaan, Middlebury, Mt. Abraham, Green Mountain, Milton, Spaulding, North Country, Bellows Falls, and Rochester. We have used the interest and the proceeds each year since 2007 to award 2 scholarships of at least $1,000, increasing that amount in 2013 to $1,500 each.
You can support the scholarship by participating in the 2018 Ray Pell golf tournament to be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Cedar Knoll Country Club in Hinesburg, VT. Donations are also most welcome!