Announcing the 2022-2023 Soule Kindred Scholarship Recipients
Meghan Witby is studying filmmaking at Hofstra University on Long Island, NY. After college, Meghan aims to begin a career in either video production or screenwriting. Meghan is from Allentown, PA, where she sings in the worship band at her church. Other hobbies include reading and writing, baking, watching movies and spending time with her family (including her pets). Meghan has studied ballet for over 10 years, and hopes to continue that passion through college.
Hali Cork plans to continue her education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she is majoring in biomedical science. In the future, Hali plans to go to Physician Assistant school and have a career in health care, serving others medically. In her free time, Hali loves hiking, going on walks with her dog, working out, studying, spending time with friends, and reading. Hali’s hometown is Phoenix, AZ.
The scholarship is restricted to those who will be entering their first or second year in college and who have a demonstrated lineage from Mayflower passenger George Soule.
The scholarship competition will be judged primarily on each candidate’s response to an essay question which requires him/her to show a reasonable understanding of and personal reflection on his/her Pilgrim heritage. The essay question for a given year is developed by the Scholarship Committee and a different question is utilized each year. High school grades and letters of support are utilized to decide among applicants with equally impressive essay responses.
All applications with supporting material must be received by the Scholarship Committee by July 1, 2023. The announcement of the award will be made after September 1, 2023, and the actual monetary award will be made after the Scholarship Committee has received the academic transcript of the winner's successful completion of his/her school semester.
If no application is considered sufficiently meritorious to justify awarding of the scholarship, then none will be awarded for that year.