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Scholarship Program

Chapter 54 has a long-running scholarship program that provides a tuition grant each year to a dependent or grandchild of a SFA Chapter 54 member in good standing. Each year the Chapter Scholarship Committee reviews all applications received and recommends a recipient to the Chapter Executive Committee for final approval.

Applicants must be the dependent spouse, child, or grandchild of a SFA Chapter 54 member (alive or deceased). The applicant must have been accepted by or already attending an accredited college, university, junior college, or vocational institute. This includes postgraduate studies.

Awardees must complete a full semester of school following award of the scholarship in order to receive it. Upon satisfactory proof of successful completion of that semester, the SFA Chapter 54 Scholarship Committee will make payment directly to the school concerned, with instructions to apply the payment to the tuition cost for that student. No payments will be made directly to the student.

Eligible applicants must submit applications and required documents to the SFA Chapter Scholarship Committee beginning March 1st but no later than May 1st to be considered for an award the following fall semester. There is no formal application form, but all the following documents are required to be considered:

a. A sponsor letter from the SFA Chapter 54 member that states his full name, member number, and relationship to the applicant.

b. A personal letter from the applicant stating his/her educational and career plans and aspirations. This letter is the most important part of the application package. Be sure to include the applicant's full name, address, telephone number, and email address.

c. A copy of the applicant's most recent transcript, SAT score, and other evidence of scholastic achievement.

d. One or more reference letters from teachers, counselors, or school officials.

e. A summary of extra-curricular activiites, non-academic achievements, and hobbies.

f. A copy of the acceptance letter from the institute jof higher learning.

The items listed above must be sent in together as a package for consideration. Questions my be directed to any member of the Scholarship Committee:

Fred Rice
Tony Tsoukalas
Dick Nazarro

 


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