The 2nd annual Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” scholarship will be awarded during Catholic Schools Week 2013 (Jan 28-Feb 2). The application period for this scholarship is now open. The $500 scholarship is for students currently enrolled at Cotter, grades 7-12 and is applied towards their Cotter tuition.
Joe Vogel, Cotter class of 1996, was a devoted alum and community member. 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 passed away in August of 2010 from colon cancer. In the months before he passed, Joe organized the Team Vogel vs. Cancer benefit, which raises money for Winona-area families dealing with cancer and cancer research. Joe will always be remembered for his smile, sense of humor and his efforts to “Pay it Forward” -- to give back to others.
Created by Joe’s Family, Friends, and co-workers at Frito Lay Inc., the Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund was 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 2012-2013 scholarship, student applicants are asked to:
1) Submit a one page essay explaining about how they “Pay it Forward” – give back to others.
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 letters to the Cotter Advancement Office no later than December 3rd, 2012. This scholarship opportunity is available to ALL Cotter students grades 7-12.
Questions can be directed to Megan Strange, Director of Advancement at Cotter Schools at 507-453-5102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.