West Flint Business Association accepting scholarship applications

FLINT TWP. — Applications are being accepted for three scholarships in the amount of $2,500 from the West Flint Business Association.

Each year, WFBA awards scholarships to Flint area students in three categories – high school, vocational and adult learner. The awards are not primarily based on financial need or grade point average. Selection criteria does include service to school and community, two letters of recommendation and a personal letter of introduction.

• The WFBA High School Community Service Scholarship is designed to assist high school seniors in achieving their goal of a college education. The purpose is to recognize individuals who can demonstrate exceptional achievement and leadership skills through involvement in their respective school and community. Recipients must have a high school diploma. Although a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale is required, it is only one factor in the determination of the winner. Written proof of acceptance as a full time student at a college or university must be presented before funds will be released.

• The WFBA/Curbco/Swartz Greek Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is designed to assist a high school senior who intends to continue their education in a related specialty vocational area at a post secondary institution. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must provide written proof of acceptance as a student at a college, university or trade school that is properly accredited before funds will be released.

• The WFBA Adult Learner Student Scholarship is designed for individuals currently in the work force and/ or college who are trying to improve themselves by furthering their education while showing evidence of good citizenship, character and ability. Applicants must have at minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent at the time of application and have been out of high school for at least three (3) years. Applicants must also be enrolled, or show proof of acceptance, at a university, college or trade school. If awarded a scholarship, the recipient must take a minimum of six (6) credit hours or nine (9) term hours per semester/term.

Finalists will be asked to have a personal interview with the selection committee in order to determine the winning candidate. Winners also will be asked to appear at a meeting of the WFBA to receive their scholarship.

All recipients must be a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of Genesee County. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school in the recipient’s name.

Application and all required information must be mailed together in one envelope before March 31. For more information, contact John K. Folts at 810-743-8945.

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