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Fort Payne announces scholarship in memory of Bettye Wehrli


The Fort Payne Chapter, NSDAR, recently announced the creation of the Bettye Wehrli Memorial Scholarship. Bettye Wehrli was a long-time community volunteer and active Fort Payne DAR member, who passed away in June 2021 after a short illness. Known for her passion regarding the U.S. Constitution, she endowed a one-time $2,000 scholarship for local area high school seniors.

The Bettye Wehrli Scholarship is open to any high school senior from Districts 203 and 204 and Benet Academy who will be matriculating to a college or university in the fall of 2022. Applicants are asked to prepare a 1,000-word essay on the importance of the U.S. Constitution and submit it along with other needed documents to nsdarfortpayne@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2022. The application may be found at www.facebook.com/NapervilleDar.

For more information, contact Willard Helander at willardhelander@gmail.com.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.

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