Scholarships Available for Northern Lights Members
Educational, Line worker, Vocational Scholarships Available for Northern Lights Members
Continuing Northern Lights’ (NLI) history of supporting education, it is now accepting applications for the educational scholarship program. The NLI Board of Directors has authorized ten $500 educational scholarships to be awarded this year. The scholarships will be presented at NLI’s 77th Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Sagle School.
NLI Educational, Line worker and Vocational Scholarship Guidelines
The NLI Educational Scholarship is for any scholarship applicant who may be either a graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at college or vocational college or line worker college, or a current undergraduate student. Continuing educational studies may be completed at a local or out-of-state college or university. Graduate students are ineligible. The scholarship applicant or their parent/guardian must be a member of NLI to qualify for the scholarship.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, which is available from NLI. Applicants must detail their goals in a personal statement. Two letters of recommendation from current teachers and one character reference letter must be submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted to NLI by mail and postmarked no later than April 6, 2012. NLI employees, directors and their families are not eligible (with the exception of line worker college).
The NLI Scholarship Committee will select the ten scholarship winners. Winners will be notified by April 18, 2012. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on the following:
• Grade point average
• School and community activities
• Personal statement
• Financial need
A scholarship certificate announcing the award will be presented to each of the winners in time for recognition during graduation ceremonies, if applicable. Scholarship funds will not be disbursed until proof of enrollment in the college or university of the scholarship recipient is received by NLI. Once proof of enrollment is received, the funds will be sent directly to the college or university in the student’s name during the fall semester. Scholarships must be claimed by December 31, 2012, or the money will be forfeited.
Applications are available by calling (208)255-7197, or at NLI’s Sagle office,
421 Chevy Street, Sagle, Idaho 83860 --Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
or online at www.nli.coop.