The Toby Merrill Scholarship will be awarded to students exemplifying the values as defined by Toby’s life. Scholarship recipients will excel in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership and will demonstrate high character traits such as kindness and strength during times of adversity.  Special consideration will be made for candidates who are experiencing personal or family issues related to cancer or bereavement.  Please complete the following initial application to be considered for selection. Selected candidates that qualify and exemplify the above characteristics and need will be chosen to continue the process, which will require an interview with members of the Toby Merrill Scholarship Fund board, providing personal references and answering additional questions as requested by the board.



Part I: Personal Information

Part II: Community Involvement

Part III: Financial Assistance

Part IV: Essays ( minimum of 250 words each) Your essay will be evaluated based on the quality of your responses and your grammar and spelling.


The specific criteria used to select recipients will be a combination of the following:

  • Academic performance in high school, requiring a minimum 2.5GPA in high school
  • Athletic Awards and level of participation
  • Recommendations by references
  • Elected positions of leadership or awards received for community involvement
  • Financial need based on household income or deceased, ill parents/guardians
  • Personal interviews