Monday, March 6, 2017

York Region Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program

The York Region Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the Chamber will be awarding its fourth annual scholarship in 2017. The scholarship will be awarded to a student following an essay competition and interview session; the amount is $1000. The purpose of the scholarship program is twofold: to support local students to meet the financial obligations of a wide variety of post high school education opportunities and to develop skilled individuals to fill
jobs in Maine.
Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of York, Kittery, Eliot or South Berwick who have or will graduate in the current year of the scholarship. Students must graduate from York High School, Traip Academy, Marshwood High School, Berwick Academy or accredited home school studies and they must be accepted into a post high school program of study.
The essay question asks students to demonstrate their writing ability by providing a two-page essay on what has happened in their community in the past year. The essay is due May 1, 2017.
The Review Committee will be comprised of Holly Roberts (Chamber Executive Director) and three members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The committee will be reviewing the essays and select three finalists for interviews. The interviews will be held May 11, 2017. The committee will select a scholarship recipient following those interviews.
To apply, students can contact their high school guidance counselor or the Chamber of Commerce. Inquiries and completed essays should be sent to Holly Roberts at holly@yorkme.org or mailed to the York Region Chamber of Commerce at 1 Stonewall Lane, York, ME 03909.

Scholarship Program 2017
Purpose:
 To support local students to meet the financial obligations of a wide variety of post high school education opportunities.
 To develop skilled individuals to fill jobs in Maine.
Eligibility:
Residents of York, Kittery, Eliot, or South Berwick who have or will graduate in the current year of the scholarship from York High School, Traip Academy, Marshwood High School, Berwick Academy or an accredited home school of studies and are accepted in a post high school program of study. Children of sitting Chamber Board Members are excluded from eligibility.
Application Process:
There is no application form. Students must submit an essay. Be sure to include name, address, phone number, email address and school at the top.
Essay:
Demonstrate your writing ability by providing a single-spaced two page essay on what has happened in your community in the past year. Your essay must be on letter sized paper.
Procedure:
 Application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017 by 4:00pm
 The Review Committee will be comprised of Holly Roberts (Chamber Executive Director) and representatives of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The committee will be reviewing the essays and select three finalists for
interviews. Finalists will be notified by email.
 The interviews will be held on May 11, 2017. The committee will select a scholarship recipient following those interviews.
 To apply, students can contact their high school guidance counselor or the Chamber of Commerce.
Inquiries can be made by calling 207.363.4422 or emailing holly@yorkme.org. Mail or hand deliver your completed essay to: (please do not email your essay).
Holly Roberts, Executive Director
York Region Chamber of Commerce
1 Stonewall Lane
York, ME 03909



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