John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund

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John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund

Typical Award: Multiple Scholarships; Award Amount Varies

Post-Secondary Program: Certificate, Associate, or Bachelor's


Applicant must be a child of a Washington County family. Additionally, applicant's parent(s) or guardian(s) must be either employed as a first responder or volunteer with a first responder organization (e.g., fire, emergency/rescue, police).

Special Consideration

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.


To be considered for this award, the applicant must submit an online application that includes:

    • A response of no more than 500 words to the following essay topic: How will my plans for post-secondary education help me to achieve success in my future career?
    • A PDF of the applicant’s FAFSA Student Aid Report; and
    • A PDF letter from the employer of first responder to verify employment status. If parent is a volunteer, letter should be provided from the volunteer organization.


All required application components must be received by April 1. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.


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

The Foundation will take steps to secure transcripts for any applicant who is under consideration for an award. Scholarship awards are determined solely by the Foundation and scholarship awards may be rescinded at any time if upon further review, the applicant is deemed to be ineligible, or for any other reason as determined by the Foundation.