Kermit Daum Memorial Science Scholarship

Scholarship Type

Application Deadline

March 31

Available Scholarships


About This Scholarship

The Kermit Daum Science Scholarship was established in 1996 by Mr. Daum’s science teaching associates to honor him for his teaching of the biological sciences in Derby, USD 260. His entire 37-year teaching career was spent in Derby, the last 32 years as Science Department Chair. Although Mr. Daum had opportunities to teach elsewhere, including at the college level, he chose to stay at Derby High School. He was always proud to say he taught at Derby High School because of its reputation as an excellent school and the high quality of the community and its students. Mr. Daum’s family continues to honor his legacy through the awarding of this scholarship.

    • Pursuing a degree in science
    • Graduating from USD 260
    • High School GPA of 3.0 or an ACT score of 21***
    • Enrolled as a full-time student

    • Derby High School

    • PDF of most recent high school transcript, titled “[Your Name] Transcript”.
    • PDF of a letter of recommendation from a teacher, administrator, employer, or another adult (who is not a family member) explaining why he/she feels you are qualified to receive this scholarship. Please title your file “[Your Name] Recommendation”.

    • March 31: Application deadline.
    • April: Recipient will be notified via email by the end of April.
    • Mid-May: Derby Community Foundation Scholarship Reception to honor the recipient.
    • June 15: Recipient must sign a scholarship agreement and provide college information. Check your email! CommunityGiving will verify that you are enrolled as a full-time student at the college. (Full-time enrollment is typically 12-16 credit hours)
    • June: Inform your college that you have received the scholarship.
    • September 1: Full payment will arrive at your college unless otherwise notified.

    Apply For This Scholarship

    Complete the online application by March 31.