New for 2022 - Thomas W. Zagurski Agricultural Entrepreneur Grant
This Grant, given by the Terryville Lions Club in memory of the late Thomas W. Zagurski, a member and Past President of both the Terryville Lions Club and the Terryville Lions Country Fair, will be awarded to a graduating Connecticut high school student who wishes to start their own Agricultural business or to continue what they have started as their agricultural high school project.
A $1,000.00 grant will be awarded annually for four years ($4,000.00 total in 4 years) to help with start-up costs and improvements of an agricultural business. The award will be given each June 15th for four years with the understanding that the recipient provides specific documentation by May 15 of that given year.
The Terryville Lions Club has established an annual scholarship program to benefit local students. The President’s Award, the Lions Memorial Award, and the Dorothy Pisconski Memorial Award have been established to benefit local community students who desire to pursue their education beyond high school. These are need based awards for scholastically eligible students who are service oriented and actively involved in their school and community. The Terryville Lions Club Scholarship awards are $1,000 grants renewable each year for four years.
The Club contributes annually to its scholarship awards program from proceeds raised at the annual Terryville Lions Country Fair. The Dorothy Pisconski Memorial Scholarship is an award which the Terryville Lions Club funds from proceeds raised at the annual VW Bug Show. The Pisconski family and the Terryville Lions Club have worked together for many years on the annual VW Bug Show held at the Terryville Fairgrounds and we are proud to be able to honor Dorothy in such a way.
To be eligible to apply for any of our scholarships, the applicant must be a high school senior residing in the Town of Plymouth. Applicants may be required to be interviewed at the discretion of the Terryville Lions Scholarship Committee. It is required that all applications have a resume, a transcript, and an essay attached. All questions on the application form must be answered and it must be signed by the applicant and their parent/guardian and dated to be considered for an award. Additional information concerning special/unusual circumstances should be described in a separate attachment.
Scholarship applications will be judged on financial needs, character, school citizenship and leadership, community service and involvement, general achievements, and scholastic standing. While not a requirement, it should be noted that Leo Club Members may receive special consideration. The Terryville Lions Club reserves the right not to issue an award if no applicant adequately fulfills the requirements.
Renewable awards will be based upon satisfactory continued academic standing at an accredited institution and satisfactory notification to the Terryville Lions Club Scholarship Committee of such academic standing. No advances on awards or increases in awards will be made by the scholarship committee. All awards must be claimed within eight years of the original award.
Applicants must return the completed application form (below) to their high school guidance office. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award prior to July 1st.