General McLane School District

 “Our Partners” are scholarships that are funded through a Partner Committee, but these scholarships are issued through the Foundation. 

Gillespie Foundation for Alumni 

Application Required: Yes
1. H.G. Gillespie Foundation 2022 Alumni Scholarship Application
2. Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Scholarship Amount:  Varies year-to-year
Number of Recipients: Varies year-to-year

Description: The H.G. Gillespie Foundation provides financial assistance to General McLane School District graduates who have attained at least third year standing in post secondary educational institutions.  To be eligible, a GM graduate must have obtained third year standing at a post-secondary institution by June 1, 2022. Second year students that anticipate third year standing by June 1st should apply. GM graduates that have been awarded the H.G. Gillespie scholarship in previous years are not eligible. Awards will reflect primarily the applicants’ character, citizenship, and probable contributions to the futures of their communities. Race, gender, religious convictions, and quality of academic achievement will not serve as criteria for awards.

Thomas McGinty – Patrick Connelly Scholarship Fund

Application Required: No – Recipient Chose by Guidance
Number of Recipients: 
2019 Winners:
Claire Campbell and Tyler Massey
The Thomas McGinty – Patrick Connelly Scholarship will be given annually to a student that is there to assist at any given time to help another student, teacher or visitor in time of need.  The receiver should have the characteristics of a go getter that may not always succeed but is willing to go the extra mile to try.

Tom was a local behavioral counselor that shared his love for life by depicting the interests, goals, achievements, blunders and bad habits of family members and friends as the character in his newspaper cartoon, pollywog pond.

Pat worked as Custodial and Maintenance Manager (Servicemaster) for General McLane and was an announcer for some sporting events. 

Tom and Pat were the best of friends growing up and later in life.  Always willing to help anyone in need, whether it be with a project or just to provide some advice. These two friends left us early but their hearts are still with us continuing to help those in need.