The A. Lee Wheeler Scholarship is now in its 15th year. This memorial scholarship has donated $53,000 in scholarship monies to deserving students in our service areas of Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head.
The Point Pleasant Lions Club, during the year of 1990, established the A. Lee Wheeler Scholarship Fund as a memoriam to a very active and caring deceased Lion. The fund was established to provide scholarships in A. Lee Wheeler's name to deserving students on our area.
Currently three scholarships are awarded in A. Lee Wheeler's name to a senior student attending Point Pleasant Beach High School, Point Pleasant Borough High School, and to an active senior member of the Point Pleasant Borough High School Leo Club. It is intended that each scholarship will be $1500.00.
Since this is not a needs based scholarship, the Point Pleasant Lions Club has established the criteria listed in order of importance for each nomination:
A) Community Service
B) School Activity
C) Academic Record
D) Acceptance from an accredited college
E) Resident from our service area
The Schools submit the nomination of three candidates from each school which meet the above criteria to the Scholarship Fund Committee. This is done by May 1st of each year. The Committee then notifies the school and the candidate of his/her selection. A certificate of award is then presented at the appropriate graduation exercises.