Paul Whitney Earl - 1945
Gatehouse Educational Foundation Announces Scholarship Program for University Students
Prescott, Ariz. - June 27, 2007 - John R. Campbell Q.C., Chairman of Gatehouse Educational Foundation, is happy to announce the granting of the annual Paul Earl Memorial Scholarship to the most deserving student at the Gatehouse College Campus. The scholarship includes school tuition, books, room & board, and a stipend for spending money. The campus is an extension of the Gatehouse Academy program and is a co-ed residence designed to support young adults age 18 and older. The program provides support and structure to students who are pursuing recovery while they reach their educational goals. The students typically transition from Gatehouse Academy where they have already established a year long foundation of recovery.
The Founder of Gatehouse Academy, Ted Earl, developed the foundation last year to assist young recovering adults with their educational goals and to help them become motivated about pursuing a higher education. The scholarship is named after Ted’s brother who lost his life at the young age of 18 to an alcohol related motorcycle accident. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit and is funded by donations.
The first to receive this particular scholarship is Ian Norris, a Gatehouse Academy graduate, who is currently enrolled in his Junior Year at Northern Arizona University. Ian is following a Pre-Med Science degree and has just finished his spring semester with a 3.95 G.P.A. He’s currently enrolled in summer school where he’s taking six credits and holding a 3.3 G.P.A. After graduating from Gatehouse Academy, Ian qualified for the Paul Earl Memorial Scholarship while being enrolled in the Gatehouse College Campus program.
Charlie Martin, Director of Admissions for the Gatehouse College Campus recently visited with Ian at the Scholarship House in Flagstaff, Ariz. “I remember Ian on his first day at Gatehouse Academy. It is amazing to see how far he has come almost two years later. He is on his way to a successful, meaningful life.”
In order to qualify for a scholarship from the foundation, candidates must have a grounding in recovery from a recognized program, such as Hazelden, at least 6 months of continued sobriety and school credits equivalent to that of a junior in college.
To learn more about the scholarship please contact Ted Earl at 1-888-815-8911.