Eligibility Requirements
  • 2017 Butte-Silver Bow graduating senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA throughout high school
  • Will attend an institution of higher education in the fall of 2017



​submission requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation from adults
  • An essay (500 words maximum) from the student on "How I can make this world a better place" with emphasis on "JACOB"s attributes above
  • ​Application due March 15, 2017









​send application to:

Jacob Wheeler Foundation

P.O. Box 3883

Butte, Montana  59702-3883

or email to:  bill@jacobwheelerfoundation.com


Awareness

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation has resources available for grass root initiatives in the Butte community to provide increased awareness of the issues with depression and mental illness and suicide prevention awareness.



resources and links

support

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation has resources available for initiatives on providing support to survivors and create healing in the community.

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  

Jacob Wheeler Foundation

Criteria for awareness and support initiatives

  • Project focused on awareness or support for teens or young adults
  • Project completion within six months of award
  • Project feedback provided to Foundation upon completion
  • Award amounts may vary depending on project and fund availability


To apply submit a letter of application with:
  • Description of the project
  • Targeted audience
  • Completion time frame
  • Request Amount
  • Detail of usage of funds


Send to:

Jacob Wheeler Foundation

P.O. Box 3883

Butte, Montana  59702-3883

or email to:  bill@jacobwheelerfoundation.com

Founded in memory of Jacob Wheeler

"STAY RIGHT BESIDE ME.  I WILL GET YOU THERE"

This quote was shared at Jacob's vigil by one of his swim buddies.  Jacob had qualified for an upper level swim meet and his friend still needed to trim off a little time to qualify for the same meet.  Jacob said to the friend, "Stay right beside me.  I will get you there."  They were swimming in lanes next to one another and Jacob's hope was to help his friend get the time needed so they could both travel and compete together at that upper level meet.  The friend shared this story as it speaks to Jacob's selfless nature.  It is a great sharing of sportsmanship and of friendship.  Jacob loved sports and competition but for him the most important part of these activities were the friendships developed in and out of the pool and on and off the soccer field.

jACOB WHEELER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Two $1,000 scholarships will be provided to students who best exemplify the attributes above.


scholarship

J - justice

a - Acceptance

c - Compassionate

o - Outstanding Character

b - Back

  • (i.e. has your back, protector, defender)