Paige Bowling was awarded the Grand Masonic Benevolence Fund Scholarship in Denver. The scholarship is valued at $28,000 for four years of college tuition.
As an alternate, Paige's persistence paid off when an earlier recipient declined the Masonic award to accept an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
The Masonic scholarship is awarded considering academic achievement, community character and need. Persistence and determination are at the core of Paige's character. Her application repeatedly identified successful problem solving that overcame obstacles. "One Can at a Time," echoed her repeated theme. Page collected aluminum cans along the streets in her neighborhood. The money collected from the salvaged cans paid for participation in activities that were unaffordable. In Masonic circles Paige is called the "Can Do Girl."
Bowling, a 2013 Delta High School graduate, is studying engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.blog comments powered by Disqus