Scholarships

Effective January 1, 2014

These guidelines shall apply to all requests for individual scholarships.

The Board of Directors shall set an annual budget for total expenders for individual scholarships to members. The recommended budget for the 2014 calendar year is $12,000.00.

The total dollar amount any member can receive in scholarships over two calendar years is $2,500.00.

All applications for individual scholarships must be submitted to the Vice President no later than 45 days prior to the training date. Applications received after the submission deadline are subject to denial on that basis alone.

All applications must be made on the current “Application for In-Service Training Funding” form. All applicants must complete the section explaining how this training relates to their current duties. This form is available below. The Board of Directors reserves the right to determine if an applicant's request meets the applicant's job duties, based on the information provided in the application.

Two tiers of scholarships are established:

Minor Scholarships shall be any request for a single training up to $500.00. To qualify for a Minor Scholarship, the applicant must be a member in good standing as outlined in Article III, Section 1(a) of the Constitution of the Association.

Major Scholarships shall be any request for a single training in excess of $500.00. To qualify for a Major Scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the requirements of a Minor Scholarship and have participated in additional Association activities within the 12-month period prior to the date of application. These activities shall include, but not be limited to, attending the Association's meetings and functions in excess of the minimum requirement to be a member in good standing, working on the Association's major fundraisers, working on the Association's projects and working on other Association functions. Particular consideration will be given to the applicant's participation in the Association's major fundraisers. The Board of Directors shall determine on an individual basis if an applicant's participation in additional Association activities meets the requirements for the Major Scholarship request.

The Board of Directors may consider scholarship requests from members who do not meet the above requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of the applicant.

The Board of Directors has the right to approve all or part of any scholarship request based on the majority vote of the board.

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