Eleanor Caldabaugh Scholarship

Soroptimist International of Salisbury

Eleanor L. Caldabaugh Scholarship




A. An award of approximately $1,000 will be planned for each year.

B. If applicantions are not received from suitable candidates, the award need not be made.


A. Award will be made to a woman, without consideration of race or creed, who has been a resident of Wicomico County, Maryland, for at least 3 years.

B. Funds must be used for payment of expenses to attend a four year undergraduate program at a college/univeristy accredited in the state in which it is located to prepare for a program which serves humanity.  For example: Education, Health, Human Studies, Social Work, etc.

C. The student must have been admitted to the educational institution of her choice. The scholarship will not be awarded until the student has been notified of acceptance.

D. The recipient may apply for the scholarship grant in subsequent years provide she has maintained a 3.0 grade average or higher and is recommended by her college advisor.

E. Students who are members or whose immediate family are members of the Soroptimist International of Salisbury are not eligible for this scholarship award.



A. Application may be made of completeing the form available from the president of Soroptimist International of Salisbury or the chairman of the Eleanor L. Caldabaugh Scholarship Committee, a high school in Wicomico County, Salisbury University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore or the Soroptimist of Salisbury website.

B. Three references are to be submitted by persons not related to the applicant.  At least two must be written by a teacher, school administrator, guidance counselor, or employer.  These references are to be mailed separately to the chairman of the Eleanor L. Caldabaugh Scholarship Committee.  The application will not be considered unless these references are received. You may request more than three references from specified people in order to assure three are received.

C. The complete application must be submitted to the chairman of the scholarship Committee by the 15th day of March.



A. Selection will be made by a committee composed of at least two Soroptimist members, a member of the Caldabaugh family, one representative of education, and a leading citizen from the community.

B. Consideration will be given to:

  1. Scholastic record
  2. Leadership ability
  3. Participation in school and extra-curricular activities
  4. Citizenship as evidenced by participation in service clubs, church or civic volunteer activities
  5. Demonstration of appropriate characteristics; such as dependability and indication of a clear sense of purpose
  6. financial need as evidenced by family description

C. An interview will be required of persons considered as the top five candidates for the award.


A. The award shall be announced by April 30th. Written certification will be presented at the dinner meeting of the Soroptimist Intenational of Salisbury Awards Banquet.

B. Upon receipt of first semester transcript evidencing at least a 3.0 grade point average, the grant will be presented to the student.

Note: This is a Soroptimist International of Salisbury Club Award.


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