POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR 2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKAGE IS APRIL 30, 2017
It is always a pleasure to be able to tell you about the WOSSA Education Scholarship Program that allows us to impact the lives of your young people. The education of our children is as important to WOSSA and its members, as is educating our industry professionals.
This year, at our annual Conference in Tacoma, we held a scholarship fundraiser that included a variety of items to underwrite the WOSSA Scholarship Program, and raised $40,000. The scholarship committee met and made recommendations to the WOSSA board on how much funding was to be distributed and how much we would put into the permanent scholarship fund for the future.
Overall proceeds and subsequent funding was great this year, something the association can be really proud of. This year the board approved distribution of up to $20,000 to the successful applicants. If you have an individual membership, your children and grandchildren can apply for this scholarship which awards funding for ongoing education beyond high school. This is a competitive application program and approximately 50% of the applicants will be successful. You must have been a continuous member of WOSSA since May 31st of the previous year. Financial need is not a consideration.
If you have a Company/Corporate membership, your employee's children and grandchildren can also apply. What a great benefit to make available for your employees at very little cost. If you presently have an individual membership, you may upgrade to the Company/Corporate membership for the upcoming year by paying the difference prior to April 30, 2017 in order to qualify for consideration in 2017.
If you presently have an individual membership, you may upgrade to the Company/Corporate membership for the upcoming year by paying the difference prior to April 30, 2017 in order to qualify for consideration in 2017.