John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund

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John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund


  • Applicants must be children of Washington County families pursuing post-secondary education and whose parents or guardians are employed or volunteer as first responders (i.e., fire, emergency/rescue, police). Special preference will be given to those students whose parent or guardian has been killed in the line of duty, or who have otherwise been affected by local tragedy.
  • Applicant must provide a letter from employer of first responder to verify employment status. If parent is a volunteer, letter should be provided from the volunteer organization.
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to complete chosen post-secondary course of study.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend, or currently be attending, a post-secondary trade school, college or university. There is no requirement as to location of school or the field of study.
  • Applicant must provide high school or college transcript.
  • Applicant must provide an ACT or SAT test score (official or unofficial), if it is not included on the applicant's transcript.*
  • Applicant must provide a copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) student aid report. (Only four-year school applicants)
  • Applicant must provide an essay of no more than 500 words regarding past accomplishments and future goals including community service activities. (Only four-year school applicants)
  • Applicant may provide two letters of recommendation (no relatives please). (Only four-year school applicants)
  • Applicant must complete the online application as provided and mail the application confirmation along with one hard copy of all required documentation to the WCCF.

Complete application must be received by the Foundation by April 1.

Scholarship will be awarded in the spring.


Questions regarding post-secondary scholarships or the application process should be directed to

*Provided test was taken during pandemic year.