Award Criteria for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
The WSSC Scholarship Fund was established to provide college tuition assistance to children of permanent WSSC employees and retirees who participate in the Fund. The Fund receives support principally from the voluntary contributions of WSSC employees and retirees. The exact number of awards and award amounts will be determined during the scholarship evaluation process by the Scholarship Fund Board.
Children of permanent WSSC employees and retirees who are enrolled or accepted for admission as full-time students in an undergraduate program which will lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or certificate of graduation or equivalent from a vocational educational institution. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship.
The employee/retiree must be currently enrolled in the Fund and have contributed or pledged a minimum of $52.00 by January 15th. The employee/retiree must also be the natural or adoptive parent or legal guardian of the child.
Applications for scholarships must be submitted to the Board between February 1, 2014 and April 7, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning in the fall of 2014. Applications will be available by January 15, 2014 from any Scholarship Board member. The application is also available on the WSSC’s Web Site.
Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis with payments made to the school per semester. No student may receive a scholarship for more than five consecutive or non-consecutive years. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing at their educational institution to continue to be eligible.
Scholarship Award Criteria
Scholarship monies awarded will be based on merit based on the following:
- Academic Achievement - Heavily weighted towards Grade Point Averages, and SAT scores (College Freshmen Only).
- Community Service
- Extracurricular Activities
- Letters of Recommendation