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Local 894 Scholarship Program

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January 31, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Once again in 2017, Laborers' Local Union No. 894 is pleased to announce a scholarship program for dependents of full-time active members who were in good standing for two years as of January 1, 2017. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this summer to dependent high school seniors planning to enroll in a fully accredited four-year college or university, two-year community college or vocational/technical school upon high school graduation in 2017, as well as current dependent college undergraduates.
This is a one-year non-renewable scholarship award.

We have contracted with College Now Greater Cleveland, Inc. (College Now) located in Cleveland, Ohio, to administer our Local 894's Scholarship Program. College Now was founded in 1966 and manages scholarship funds for local and national companies, organizations, and private clubs. By choosing College Now, we are assured that our scholarship applications will be evaluated professionally, accurately, and without bias.

To apply for the scholarship, applications may be made on-line beginning February 1, 2017, by going https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/35418-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland. You can also visit www.local894.com and click on the scholarship link to get information on the scholarship program.

Eligible applications must be received by College Now no later than May 5, 2017

Enclosed is a brief Program Description, which will help you decide if your dependent may be eligible for the scholarship. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Emma Scheer, Scholarship Specialist, at College Now Greater Cleveland, Inc., at 216-635-0176 or escheer@collegenowgc.org.

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Fraternally,

William E. Orr
Business Manager
Laborers’ Local Union No. 894

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THE LABORERS' LOCAL UNION NO. 894

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

PURPOSE:

To assist graduating high school seniors and current college undergraduates, who are dependents of members of Laborers' Local Union No. 894 and meet specific criteria, finance their education.

ELIGIBILITY:

1) Student applicants must be dependents of members who are working at the calling and who are in good standing of Laborers' Local Union No. 894 for two years as of January 1, 2017. A "dependent" is any child/stepchild of a Local 894 laborer for which you have legal custody and is listed as a dependent under Ohio Laborers' Fringe Benefit Programs.

 2) Students selected to receive awards for this scholarship must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 upon graduation from high school or during college.

 3) Students selected for this scholarship must follow a full-time college course of study or major in a Pell-eligible, four-year accredited college or university, two-year community college or vocational/technical school.

 4) Children of Local 894 union officers and office staff are not eligible for this program.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

College Now Greater Cleveland, Inc. (College Now) will serve, as the administrator of the Laborers' Local Union No. 894 Scholarship Fund and winners will be selected by College Now. Funds will be sent to College Now by the Laborers' Local Union No. 894 to cover administration and scholarship disbursements to the students' institutions.

 Factors that will be considered in selecting the winners are:

  1. Those who have displayed academic achievement, leadership in voluntary community service, and/or job/work record.

  2. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant's scholastic record and class standing, results of college admittance tests such as the ACT and SAT, recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant, extracurricular activities, community service, or work experience.

  3. Financial need will not be a consideration.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Laborers' Local Union No. 894 will award ten $1,000 scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. The one-year non-renewable $1,000 scholarship awards will be disbursed at the beginning of the academic year.

This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship award.

 ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY COLLEGE NOW

NO LATER THAN MAY 5, 2017


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