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EVELYN FURTSCH TRACK & FIELD SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsor: Tustin Area Historical Society


Evelyn Furtsch was a Tustin Union High School graduate in 1931. She had been an exceptionally fast runner in
her gym class. She qualified to train and run with the boys' track team because there wasn't a girls' track team
at the school. Following graduation, Evelyn was chosen to compete in the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She and her teammates won the Gold Medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay, breaking both the Olympic
and the world record in doing so.

When she turned 100 on April 17 of 2014, she became the first female Olympian to live for a century. She passed away on March 5, 2015.

In her honor, Tustin Area Historical Society has established the Evelyn Furtsch Track & Field Scholarship
consisting of $500 to be awarded to one girl and $500 to be awarded to one boy who are Tustin High School graduating seniors planning to attend a two- or four- year college or university, or a vocational school,
in the fall of 2017.

To qualify for this scholarship, the student applicant must:
1. Be a full-time graduating senior at Tustin High School.
2. Have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
3. Be currently in good standing on a varsity track & field team.
4. Attend a two- or four-year college or university, or a vocational school, in the fall of 2017.

Further, the qualified student is to write a 500-word essay which includes two topics:
1. His/her reason for applying for this scholarship.
2. His/her future goals.

See attached application form.
Applications and essays are due to the school counselor by Friday, April 28.

Sincerely,

Pete Beatty,
Tustin Area Historical Society
Scholarship Committee Chair













TUSTIN AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
EVELYN FURTSCH
TRACK & FIELD SCHOLARSHIP

(Two $500 scholarships; one female, one male)

APPLICATION FORM FOR TUSTIN HIGH SENIORS


 Name (print) ___________________________________________________________
Home Address _______________________________ City______________________
Home Phone #______________________ Email ______________________________
Coach's Name ____________________________ Office Phone #________________

  ___ I am a member of the Tustin High School graduating class of 2017.
  ___I am currently a Varsity track & field team member in good standing.
  I plan to attend _______________________________________________________
  (college, university, vocational school name) in the fall of 2017.

  Student signature ________________________________ Date__________________


PLEASE ATTACH YOUR 500-WORD ESSAY THAT INCLUDES
(1) WHY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP
(2) WHAT YOUR FUTURE GOALS ARE


SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION WITH ESSAY TO
COUNSELOR AMY BLEDSOE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE
NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017


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