Perry County Community Task Force

Helping today's youth become tomorrow's leaders

The theme of this year’s conference is “Find Your Direction, Live Life On Purpose.” We want to know what direction you are headed in.  What are your plans for the future? What is it that you are passionate about?

There are two ways to submit an entry for this scholarship, however you may only submit one entry.

**Submit an essay of at least 500 words, no more than 1000 describing to us what direction you are headed in. (What are your plans?  What are your goals?  What are you hoping to accomplish?  Why?                         


**Submit a video entry of you not only telling us what direction you plan to take but showing us your passion and enthusiasm for that pathway!   Tell us about it and then show us!  Video submissions must be between 1-3 minutes. 

If you are unable to upload your video file due to size constraints, please take an alternative step to turning in your video.  We will accept videos via email (, Facebook messenger, or you can even upload the video to YouTube. 

If you are unable to submit your video using this form and choose to submit using one of the above methods please upload a document that includes your name and how you made your submission. 

If it was through YouTube please be sure to include the link, so that we are able to locate it. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us.  


Applicants must be a resident of Perry County or a senior at Saxony Lutheran High School.

Applicants must be a Senior in high school.

Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution.  This includes any 2 year or 4 year college, trade school program, academy, ect. 

Applicants must submit all requirements (application and Essay/Video Essay) to the Perry County Community Task Force (via hardcopy or through website*) by 4:00pm(cst) April 21, 2021. (Late entries will NOT be accepted) If submission is being mailed it must be postmarked by April 21st or the submission will not be considered.

The winners will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500.  Two winners from each school (PHS, St. Vincents, and Saxony) will be announced and have their essay submissions read/played (if possible) during the DEFY Project Conference.  The winner must be in attendance at the conference in order to receive the scholarship.***

*Scholarship requirements  can be submitted by mail or brought in to the Perry County Community Task Force office located at 21 South Main Street, Perryville, MO, or all requirements can also be submitted online through the PCCTF website
***Scholarship is to be paid directly to the recipient's school of choice.