Mr. Doug Noble, who graduated from Paxton Community High School in 1970, has established a scholarship in memory of his parents, Gene and Lorraine Noble. Dr. Gene Noble served Paxton and surrounding communities as a physician and surgeon for twenty-five years. Lorraine Noble was active in various community organizations including the Paxton Women’s Club, the Paxton Community Hospital Auxiliary, the American Field Service and the Girl Scouts.
In honor of this parents’ service to the community, Mr. Noble has established a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 a semester for as many as eight consecutive semesters to a student who wants to pursue a career in the health-care field.
One scholarship will be awarded to a PBL senior in the spring of 2013 and one in the spring of 2014.
To apply for this scholarship, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Intend to pursue a degree in the health care field
- maintain at least a 3.5 GPA through seven semesters of high school
- Enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Illinois
In addition, candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- positive participation in school and/or community activities
- submission of one letter of recommendation from a PBL faculty member
- demonstration of some level of financial need
In order to continue receiving the $2000 per semester for up to eight semesters of college, the student must meet the following requirements:
- be continuously enrolled full-time in both spring and fall semester courses at the Illinois college or university of his/her choosing
- continue pursuit of a degree in the health care field
- maintain at least a 3.5 overall GPA in college coursework.
To continue to receive bi-annual $2,000 scholarship installments, award winners must supply proof of a 3.5 or better GPA (based on a 4-point system) while maintaining full-time student status and proof of continuing enrollment.
Full details are included in the downloadable scholarship information sheet.