Scholarships and Programs
This year’s (2020) Lakeland High School scholarship presentation was special. Nine applications were submitted (the most ever), and all nine candidates were highly-qualified; in addition, their personal statements were exceptional. Because of the unusual circumstances of this year, and to honor the 20th anniversary of Britt's graduating class, the scholarship committee decided to honor all nine applicants! Since these very deserving students of the class of 2020 have missed out on many year end celebrations, we decided to do something very special by approving a $2,020 allocation for EACH recipient, a grand total of $18,180!! This is more than 3X the usual amount given and we are honored to be able to do it. Congratulations and best of luck to this year’s winners:
Emma Campau, Hailie Curry, Audrey Deloney, Seta Hagopian, Alison Haskell, Brady Leitz, Tyler Mann, Ryan Ramboer, and Nick Smith!
To watch the 2020 video presentation, please click here.
The Britt Perrotta Sommerfield Trust supports two different scholarship programs annually.
The first is a memorial scholarship that is given out annually at Britt’s alma mater, Lakeland High School, to a graduating Senior. The application criteria for this scholarship is modeled after Britt’s tenure at Lakeland and each recipient holds an above average grade point average, participates in extracurricular activities, seeks charitable endeavors, and often has other exemplary traits. (1)
The second scholarship program supports recovery programs for people seeking treatment for their eating disorders. Most of the recipients of this scholarship program are seeking treatment at Britt & TJ’s Place in Jackson (through Ahealingplace.com). This program will help people struggling with eating disorders pay for counseling, nutritionists, and other treatments or support. (2)
Since 2009 we have given out over $78,000 through our scholarship programs.
We also provide community education and currently visit Lakeland High School’s freshman health classes twice a year. Through this program we discuss eating disorders, warning signs to watch for in others, and have discussions surrounding misleading media advertisements. We also share Britt’s story, discuss healthy coping mechanisms for stress, and talk about treatment options for eating disorders. We hope to grow this program and reach more students in order to share the dangers of eating disorders.
(1) Applications for scholarship are available at Lakeland high school
(2) Applications for scholarship are available at Britt & TJ's Place