2017 MEOA Scholarship now available. Due Friday, May 26, 2017
MEOA is proud to provide scholarships in the amount of $750 to five deserving students this year. Last year we had many incredible applicants, and I urge each MEOA member to nominate a deserving student they work with. You will find the scholarship application materials attached.
Please be sure to review the application materials with your nominee in order to ensure that we receive applications with all of the following completed:
- A nomination form from an MEOA member
- A letter of recommendation from the nominating MEOA member
- The student’s most recent high school or college transcript
- The student’s scholarship application
- The student’s personal essay
- A copy of the student’s 2017-2018 financial aid award letter or 2016-2017 financial aid award letter for returning college students.
- A signed consent and release form.
Applications are due back to me postmarked on or before Friday, May 26, 2017.
The anticipated timeline is as follows: All applications are due on May 26, 2017. The Scholarship Committee members will receive copies of applications and guidelines for selection by June 9, 2017. Committee members will return their completed scoring rubrics to the chair by August 18, 2017. The Chair will tally results (consulting committee members by phone in the event of ties) by August 25, 2017. Scholarship award winners and their MEOA nominators will be notified by September 1, 2017. Applicants who are not selected to receive an MEOA scholarship award will also be notified.
MEOA Scholarship winners will be presented with their award at the luncheon held during the 33rd annual MEOA conference at the Devens Common Center, Devens, MA, on October 13, 2017. The luncheon is always a very special event during the conference. Award recipients will receive a check on the day of the conference, and it is expected that recipients make every effort to attend this event to receive their award and address the membership.
MEOA members who are interested in being a part of the scholarship committee please contact Valerie Laporte.
All scholarship questions should be directed to Valerie Laporte