In celebration of the Centennial year of Cotter, the first Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” scholarship will be awarded during Catholic Schools Week 2012 (Jan 30-Feb 3). The scholarship award will be $500 towards Cotter tuition. I encourage you to keep reading to find out more and consider having your child(ren) apply!
Joe Vogel, Cotter class of 1996, was a devoted alum and community member. He passed away in August of 2010 from colon cancer. The Cotter community had a positive impact on Joe’s life – leading him to often share memories or stories from his time at Cotter. Cotter was part of his family. Joe will always be remembered for his smile, sense of humor and his efforts to “Pay it Forward”.
Created by Joe’s Family, Friends, and co-workers at Frito Lay Inc., the Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund has been established. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Cotter Student who upholds and lives the spirit of “Pay it Forward”. The award will be applied directly to their Cotter tuition.
To apply for this 2011-2012 scholarship, student applicants are asked to:
1) Submit a one page essay explaining about how they “Pay it Forward”
2) Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher and one letter of recommendation from a community member. Letters of reference should explain how they can attest to the student’s efforts to “Pay if Forward.”
Students should turn in the essay and letter to the Advancement Office no later than December 1st, 2011. This scholarship opportunity is available to ALL Cotter students grades 7-12.
If you have any questions, I invite you to contact me (Megan S.) by calling me at 507-453-5102. I hope you all encourage your child(ren) to consider applying for this wonderful scholarship. Having known Joe personally, I can truly imagine how pleased Joe would be with the efforts of many of our students to Pay it Forward and how happy he would be to be able to continue to Pay it Forward to Cotter students in this way.
Rach's Thoughts for the Day...No matter how busy the day gets - how many things go right or wrong - remember to step back at the end of the day and tell the people you love - how much they mean to you...Smile at a stranger (They may truly appreciate it or you may just make them wonder for the rest of the day - who the heck was that person that smiled at me.)...and...Take a deep breath and truly enjoy the silent moments when they come.
Love and Hugs -