CRITERIA

CRITERIA FOR
THE ELECTRICAL BOARD’S
INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Only individual members who are in good standing as of December 1st and have held membership for at least one year will be considered.  YOU must be a PAID member of EBMI, WEB or ECMC.

1. Those eligible for these awards will include sons and daughters of individual members of The Electrical Board, the Electrical Construction & Maintenance Council and the Women’s Electrical Board. In addition, any member or member’s spouse wishing to further their education would be allowed to apply for the scholarship if they fulfill the requirements.

2. Applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest or have declared a major in business administration, marketing, sales, engineering or electrical/electronics related fields. While preference may be given to business majors and related fields, the committee is open to all fields of study, having awarded past scholarships to those in medical field, teaching and other rewarding majors.”

************ PLEASE NOTE: IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO MAKE SURE TO CALL EBMI OFFICE, 636/305-6434 OR EMAIL ANNIE@ELECTRICALBOARD.ORG TO MAKE SURE EBMI HAS RECEIVED THEIR APPLICATION. WE ALSO SUGGEST YOU MAKE A COPY OF THIS INFORMATION TO KEEP IN YOUR FILE (in case the original is lost in the mail). We have had applications lost in the mail, so please call to confirm that your application was received and you will save a lot of time if you make a copy of all information sent (in case it is lost!) We do not know who is planning to apply, unless you call or email us to confirm that we have received your application, so we appreciate your assistance.

3. All applicants must submit:

a. An essay of approximately 300 words on “What a Scholarship Will Enable Me to Do”.

b. Transcript of their grades. Please send copies of official transcripts, not originals.
*(High school seniors and College freshman must submit an official transcript of high school grades and have the transcript information portion completed on their application.) *** Please submit the current year’s 1st quarter grades for high school students, and then forward their final 1st semester grades. We need current year’s grades for evaluation. College freshman must also submit their fall semester grades from college. ***REMINDER: Offices are closed during Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks, so make sure to ask them early to forward grades to us upon availability.

**All others in college or graduate school must submit transcripts from college, including current semester grades, but do not have to complete the transcript information portion on the application. **** Please make sure your current grades are sent as it is crucial to the evaluation for the judges. If you are having the college forward them, you may want to call EBMI to make sure they have received them.

We realize that many of you do not receive your fall semester grades by December 1st, so we ask that you submit the previous semester grades with your application. However, we are also requesting that the fall semester grades be submitted to EBMI by January 7, 2016. Once again, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure these grades are sent to EBMI. If for some reason, the grades are not available by January 7th, please call the EBMI office,
636/305-6434 and let us know as we know this can sometimes create problems and understand delays with the school.

c. A completed application.

4. High school seniors who apply must be going to a trade school, college or university. Those applying must also meet ONE of the following qualifications:

a. Maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point grade scale.
b. Attained at least 1,000 on their S.A.T. score.
c. Attained at least 25 on the A.C.T.
d. Be in the top quarter of their graduating class.

5. College or university students currently enrolled should have the following:
a. A 2.5 grade average if carrying a course load of at least 15 hours.
b. A 3.0 grade average if carrying a course load of less than 15 hours
(must carry at least 8 hours).

6. Students working full-time (20-25 hours or more) and attending school full-time (taking 12 hours or more) will be required to maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

7. Students working full-time (20-25 hours or more) and attending school part-time (taking at least 6-11 hours) will be required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

8. An applicant winning an Electrical Board Scholarship may reapply the following year, but may not be awarded more than two scholarships.

9. All applicants must reapply each year in order to remain eligible, and must update their transcript and submit a new essay each time they apply.

10. Winners will be selected on the basis of the student’s academic record, participation in school and the community activities, work experience and unusual personal or family circumstances (including financial need). The essay plays an important role in this process.

11. The number of awards will be determined by the amount of funds available.

12. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion or national origin.

13. Applications must be submitted to EBMI between September 1st and December 1st. Applications postmarked after December 1st will NOT be considered.

14. *** IMPORTANT REMINDER: The student is solely responsible for returning the completed application, essay and the current semester’s official transcript. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CALL EBMI (636/305-6434) OR EMAIL ANNIE@ELECTRICALBOARD.ORG WHEN YOU MAIL THIS INFORMATION. OTHERWISE, EBMI WILL NOT KNOW IF YOU WERE PARTICIPATING AND WON’T KNOW TO CHECK FOR YOUR APPLICATION. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT – ***IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK WITH EBMI TO ENSURE THAT ALL INFO ARRIVED ON TIME. Also, we advise you to make copies of all application information, in case it is lost in the mail. Because of time deadlines, it is difficult to replace this information quickly. We only ask this because of trouble with the mail in the past.

15. All applicants will be notified regarding their recipient or non-recipient status on or about January 15th or so by mail. The Awards will be made at an EBMI luncheon. The recipient, or a representative or a family member, is expected to attend this Awards Luncheon. The award checks are payable, to the
school and may be used to pay for tuition, books, lab fees, room and board or other
related educational expenses. Checks are given out at a later date, not at the awards
ceremony.

16. The EBMI reserves the right to alter or discontinue the EBMI Education Fund Scholarship Program at any time.

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