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Laura Anne Geller Memorial Scholarship Offered

03/02/2013 10:19PM ● By Anonymous

On Nov. 12, 2002, Laura Anne Geller succumbed to leukemia. It was the first and only battle she ever lost. Laura was a determined, ambitious girl who had an infectious laugh, a fiery personality and a heart of gold. This generous spirit & thoughtfulness, as well as her sense of humor—full of wit and warmth—made her one of the most well liked students at Ho-Ho-Kus Elementary, Midland Park High School and Villanova University. She was a star soccer player with a solid right foot & an honor roll student who excelled in everything.

Friends and family have set up a scholarship to honor Laura, an amazing daughter, student and friend whose generosity, sense of humor and love of life will always be remembered by those that knew and loved her, because to know Laura was to love her. This is the first year the scholarship is being offered.

The recipient of this award should share Laura's leadership skills, passion for sports and be a source of inspiration to others: her team members, classmates, family and most of all her friends. The recipient of this award will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to apply towards their secondary education.

To be eligible, the student must be enrolled and participating in interscholastic athletics at MPHS, a senior graduating during the 2012-13 school year, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

To apply, submit an application with an essay, extra-curricular form, two letters of recommendations from coaches, teachers or community leaders, and one peer letter of recommendation. The application is due April 15. For more info, contact MikeThimme@Aol.Com.

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