1) Applicants must live in a household served by Tri-County EMC.
2) Recipient must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. accredited college, university or technical school and have maintained a 2.0 average or better on a 4.0 scale.
3) Priority will be given to non-traditional students. This may include individuals who are working full or part-time who have returned to school.
4) Recipients cannot receive more than $2,000 in a two-year period.
5) The scholarships will be awarded in June and December annually. A total of $4,000 will be awarded annually.
6) Applications should be submitted by April 15 and October 15.
7) The funds may be used to pay tuition and purchase books. Students may be reimbursed for tuition and books with proper receipts or funds can be paid directly to the school.
8) Applications are judged based on academic success, financial need and community involvement.
9) Applications are scored by an independent panel of judges.
10) Applicants must submit an essay of 500 - 750 words that is a typed autobiographical sketch referencing plans, community service involvement and achievements accomplished and/or awards received.
A completed application will include:
an official transcript
a 500-700 word autobiographical essay
enrollment verification from the college/univeristy you are attending or plan to attend
the most recent SAT or ACT score
2 letters of reccomendation
total adjusted gross income of parent/spouse as listed on the previous year's tax return
Annual cost of any other household member already attending college
total dollar value of any scholarships you have already received