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Skilled Trade/CTE Scholarship

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Thank you for your interest in the Community Choice Foundation Skilled Trade Scholarship. We recommend you review the eligibility information and essay topic available at CommunityChoiceCU.com/Scholarships prior to beginning your application. If you are ready to complete the application, please proceed.

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I. Scholarship Eligibility Checklist

All applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a scholarship. False statements will be grounds for withdrawal of a scholarship offer. Please verify the following:
  • I am a graduating high school senior or high school graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • I received a score of 450 or higher on my GED test.
  • I am currently a vocational student in good academic standing.

II. Applicant Information

Your First name is required
Your Last name is required
Home Street Address is required.
Home City is required.
Home Zip Code is required.
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Annual Household Income
Does your family rent or own their home?
How many dependents do you have?

III. Education Information

I graduated with my

Please provide the following information regarding where/when you acquired/will acquire your high school diploma.

Name of High School is required.
High School City is required.
High School Counselor name is required.
10 digits are required for a valid phone number. High School Phone is required.

GPA

If selected to receive a Community Choice Foundation scholarship, you will be required to provide a transcript verifying your High School GPA.

What is your GPA?
Does your school use a non 4.0 grading system?

Please provide the following information regarding where/when your GED was completed.

Name of GED School/Institute is required.
GED School City is required.
GED School Counselor name is required.
10 digits are required for a valid phone number. GED School Phone is required.
GED Score
If selected to receive a Community Choice Foundation scholarship, you will be required to provide a transcript verifying your GED Score.

IV. Vocational/Trade School Information

Please provide the following information for the vocational program you are/will be enrolled in and your area of study for the Fall of 2020.

Name of Vocational School is required.
Vocational School City is required.
Intended Focus is required.
Desired Vocational Profession is required.
Do you have previous educational/vocational experience in this field?

V. Employment Information

How many hours per week do/did you work?
 
Please list the name, email, and phone number of a supervisor who can verify your work history.
10 digits are required for a valid phone number.

VI. Community Service

Enter all information on charitable organizations you have volunteered with not affiliated with your school.

Community service/volunteer activities are defined as: non-religious activity done outside of school as an unpaid volunteer to support the mission of a charitable, civic, or community organization.

Charitable Organization #1
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Charitable Organization #2
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Charitable Organization #3
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Charitable Organization #4
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Charitable Organization #5
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Charitable Organization #6
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Charitable Organization #7
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Charitable Organization #8
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VII. Essay Entry

Please respond to the essay question below. Your essay must be between 800-1000 words and should demonstrate both your writing and self-analysis skills. Essays will be scored on: development of your theme/topic; how clearly your voice, facts, and examples support your theme; development of an introduction and conclusion; organization of your thoughts; and spelling/grammar. Essays of less than 800 words will receive no points.

At Community Choice, we like to use the expression “Give Big” when we talk about our commitment to our members. We aim to make a difference in the communities we serve, and we do this through volunteerism, financial education, and charitable contributions.

In this essay, tell us how you demonstrate the credit union value of “people helping people.” If possible, include an example of a time you have given back, or made a difference in your school, community, or workplace. Then, tell us how you plan to continue to “Give Big” to your community, school, or the state of Michigan after you complete your program and begin, or further, your career.

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Please ensure that all information submitted is truthful and accurate. If you have not completed the application as directed, it will be ineligible for review. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be contacted regarding scheduling an interview. At that time, you will be required to:

  • Verify your grade point average or proof of good academic standing, and other important information.
  • Provide proof of college acceptance to a vocational program and household income.
  • Provide TWO letters of recommendation from non-family members who can speak to your level of character and work ethic.
  • Make a good faith effort to attend the Scholars Service Day. This is a volunteer day of service for all past and present Community Choice Scholars.

All documentation provided in accordance with application requirements is used exclusively for verification purposes.

By submitting this application, you agree to the following terms: I understand this application becomes the property of Community Choice Foundation. I authorize Community Choice to use my name, essay contents, and photographs/video taken at scholarship events in advertising and professional public releases as they see fit. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Committee and Board. All decisions made by the committee are final. Employees, board members, and relatives of employees and board members are not eligible to apply. Relatives are defined as "relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption, or any individual living in the same household as the employee, board member, or affiliate."

If chosen as a recipient, you will be required to join Community Choice Credit Union (if you are not already a member) and submit the necessary information for payment to your school or university.

Repayment of the scholarship would be required if the following criteria are not maintained:

  • Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. during academic year in which scholarship is applied.
  • Recipient must complete the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Recipient may not transfer to an out-of-state school the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Recipient must provide transcript of grades following the term(s) in which the scholarship funds are applied to student tuition bill.
  • Recipient will sign a document agreeing to these terms and conditions prior to receiving funds. If the recipient is under 18, a parent or guardian will also be required to sign.

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