EAA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2021

The EAA Scholarship Program is back!! The objective of the EAA Scholarship Program is to provide financial support to senior high school students who intend to enroll in an accredited Community College or University and Community College/University students who are already pursuing a degree.

THE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 30, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EAA dues-paying members, and family members within the household of an EAA dues paying members in good standing may apply. 

Applicants must be:

a)    Senior high school students who intend to enroll in an accredited Community College or University; or

b)    Current Community College or University students pursuing a degree.

AND

c)     Submit a complete and timely application per the Scholarship Program Guidelines.

 

NOTE: EAA non-dues payers and household members of EAA non dues payers do not qualify for EAA scholarships. Applications that are submitted by household members of EAA non dues payers or EAA non dues payers themselves shall be informed in writing by EAA staff that they are not eligible with an authorization for payroll deduction form if they choose to become a voluntary dues paying member for future opportunities. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION & AWARD CEREMONY

The scholarship winners shall be notified no later than the first week in August. The winners are required to be present at the award ceremony at the regularly scheduled BOG meeting, occurring on the second Wednesday in August. Please note: Attendance could be in person or virtual. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A qualified applicant shall submit the following:

a)    Complete and thoughtful responses to short answer essay questions. 

b)    For high school students, a copy of the latest 12th grade transcript. 

c)    For Community College/University students, a copy of their latest transcripts.

d)    High school students must provide evidence that they will be attending a Community College or University

e)    Community College/University students must provide proof of enrollment for the next semester/quarter.

 

For students sponsored by an EAA dues payer, proof of residence is required if the address on the transcript is not the same as that on file for the EAA dues payer and can be one of the following:

a)    CA ID/DL.

b)    Vehicle registration.

c)    If unable to provide one of the above, alternative documentation provided will be reviewed for suitability on a case-by-case basis.

 

NOTE: Any student that does not provide evidence that they will be attending Community College or University shall not be considered (see Reasons for Applications to be Rejected, subsection d).

REASONS FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE REJECTED

Only one of the below needs to apply for an application to be disqualified:

a)   The student is not an EAA dues payer or is not sponsored by an EAA dues-payer (living within the same household); or

b)   The student is within the household of an EAA Governor, who holds the position of governor any time during the calendar year when the scholarship is awarded; or an Outreach & Events Committee Member and/or Scholarship Review Subcommittee Volunteer; or

c)   The student is an EAA Governor, or member of the Outreach & Events Committee/Scholarship Review Subcommittee; or

d)   The student fails to provide the mandatory information by the specified deadline; or

e)    Fraudulent, inaccurate, or misleading information is included with the application; or

f)    The student has already been awarded a scholarship through the EAA Scholarship Program.