Wally Heidelmark Community Service Scholarship

Wally Heidelmark Community Service Scholarship

The Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation is a non-profit organization charged with ensuring the future of the Phoenixville Jaycees, an membership organization that gives young people (between the ages of 18 and 40) in our community the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and personal networking.

The Wally Heidelmark Community Service Scholarship has been awarded by the Jaycees since 2011. This scholarship is named in memory of a long-time Jaycee and community service advocate in Phoenixville, Wally Heidelmark.

The Jaycees would like to recognize one individual, graduating high school as a senior, for setting exemplary standards of community service. We believe education fundamentally develops leadership ability, and we offer this scholarship to assist those who pursue such activities as a means of helping to guide future leaders. The recipient of this scholarship will receive a $1000 to be applied toward their continued higher learning education.


Applicants must reside in the borough of Phoenixville and be currently accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher education, and have exemplary service to his/her community. Vocational-technical institutes, colleges, community colleges, and universities qualify as approved providers of post-secondary education.

Judging Criteria and Classifications

The Phoenixville Jaycees Scholarship Committee composed of chapter and board members, will judge applications. Our goal is to acknowledge and reward well-rounded, civic-oriented students. Applicants will be judged based on community service and/or extracurricular community involvement. Factors considered include impact, duration, and breadth of civic activism, and management/leadership skills applied/learned.

Application Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted via email to wallyheidelmarkscholarship@gmail.com or via our website, www.PhoenixvilleDogwoodFestival.org by May 11th, 2016 at 11:59pm. Applications that do not include all required information or are postmarked after May 11th, 2018 shall be ruled ineligible. All materials submitted will not be returned.

Scholarship Winner

All individuals that submitted an application will be contacted after May 12, 2018 as to their status. The scholarship recipient must be available during Dogwood Festival week for the presentation.