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APPLICATION, AWARD AND DISBURSEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Educational Foundation (Foundation) annually awards Scholarships for Spring Semester graduates and prior awardees applying for a subsequent award, in accordance with the Foundation’s annual budget. Individual awards  may be given in an amount up to Twenty-Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) per recipient. The Foundation’s Board of Directors (Board) also selects annually one outstanding scholarship awardee to receive the Bud Biggs Award, which includes an additional Five Hundred Dollar ($500) award for a total individual award of up to Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000). 

Foundation Scholarships are single year scholarships for current high school students who live in the Lucerne Valley, are enrolled in a Lucerne Valley Unified School District school or have an approved inter-district transfer (with preference being given for students attending a LVUSD school) and are continuing their education to achieve a degree or certificate in a qualifying academic institution, or career and technical education (“CTE”) program; or, are an existing Foundation Scholarship awardee (Existing Awardee). Existing Awardees may re-apply three times, for a total of up to four (4) consecutive awards, provided they must continue to meet the eligibility requirements and their course of study in a qualifying institution or program is continuous.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

  • Graduating Seniors and Existing Awardees must submit their applications to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District Office, Attn: District Superintendent’s Secretary, or online through the Foundation website at www.mcc-educationfoundation.org, by March 31st
  • The Foundation Board will review applications for completeness and conformity with the Foundation’s requirements and criteria, and consider the applications for approval or disapproval at the April Board Meeting.

 

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must have been accepted for admission for the next Summer, Fall or other regular session at a fully accredited academic institution of higher learning or a qualifying CTE program; or be enrolled in a qualifying course of study at such institution or program.
  • The academic institution or CTE program to which the student is admitted will be one that is likely to provide the student with gainful employment following graduation and which is likely to result in the student becoming a responsible member of society.
  • By submitting an application, students pledge they are committed to enroll in a qualifying course of study at that academic institution or CTE program, and if already enrolled, must provide proof of enrollment at that institution or program.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • For academic program applicants, all other things being equal, preference will be given to one or more of the following courses of curriculum, with an emphasis on natural and applied sciences: agricultural science, architectural science, chemistry, earth science, engineering science, life science, or mathematics.
  • Students must register for and maintain a minimum full academic load for the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Students must have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAM APPLICATION PACKAGE

  • Academic program applicants must submit all of the following materials:
    • Completed Foundation Scholarship Application Form (form attached); 
    • Completed Media Release Form (form attached); 
    • Copy of academic transcripts; and 
    • Written report stating past achievements and future goals, including: school activities, honors and awards, work experience, community service and future plans.

 

 CTE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • For CTE program applicants, all other things being equal, preference will be given to one or more of the following fields and programs, with an emphasis on natural and applied sciences: agricultural and natural resources, automotive technology, aviation technology, computers and electronics, construction and manufacturing technology, diesel technology, medical services and sciences, fire science and technology, heavy equipment operation, industrial maintenance and mechanical technology, manufacturing technology, veterinarian sciences, warehousing and logistics, and welding technology. 
  • Students must register for and maintain full enrollment status for the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Students must have achieved at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

 

CTE PROGRAM APPLICATION PACKAGE

  • CTE program applicants must submit all of the following materials:
    • Completed Foundation Scholarship Application Form (form attached);
    • Completed Media Release Form (form attached);
    • Copy of academic transcripts.
  • CTE program applicants must also submit one of the following items: 
    • Brief written report stating past achievements and future goals; or
    • Five-year plan for success after completing the CTE program; or 
    • Project such as video, PowerPoint presentation or similar demonstration of the applicant’s interest and prior experience in the selected CTE field. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

  • Scholarship awards will be presented to students at their graduating high school award ceremony, or other specified event; or the institution or CTE program in which an Existing Awardee is currently enrolled.
  • Scholarship funds will be delivered to the Bursar’s Office (or equivalent) of the academic institution or CTE program that the student is to attend or is presently attending. It is the responsibility of the Scholarship awardee (Student) to promptly provide a copy of the Scholarship award letter to the Bursar’s Office (or equivalent) and to provide MCEEF with program and Student contact information. 
  • It is the Student’s responsibility to ensure that Scholarship award funding is processed by the Bursar’s Office (or equivalent) within 180 days of the date of the Scholarship award letter, or else Scholarship award funds will be forfeited. 

 

For questions or clarification, please contact the District Office at (760) 248-6108