EAA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2022

The objective of the EAA Scholarship Program is to provide financial support to senior high school students who intend to enroll in a community college or university and community college/university students who are already pursuing a degree.

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:

a)    Be senior high school students who intend to enroll in an community college or university; OR

b)    Be current community college/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 July. The winners are required to be present at the award ceremony at the regularly scheduled Board of Governors meeting, occurring on the second Wednesday in July. Please note: You could be required to attend in person or remotely, depending on the format of the meeting. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A qualified applicant shall submit the following:

a)    Complete and thoughtful responses to short answer essay questions written solely by the student applicant. Applicants should refrain from identifying themselves or the EAA member(s) they have a relationship with.

b)    Applicants must provide their latest available quarter or semester grades.

  • For high school students, a copy of the 11th grade transcript and a copy of the 12th grade transcript. 
  • For community college/university students, a copy of their latest transcript. 

c)    High school students must provide evidence (proof of deposit, enrolled class schedule) that they will be attending a community college or or four-year college/university in at least six units (at least part time enrollment in two or more classes).

d)    Current community college/university students must provide proof of enrollment (enrolled class schedule) for the next semester/quarter in at least six units (at least part time enrollment in two or more classes)

d)    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:

  • CA ID/DL.
  • Vehicle registration.
  •  Financial document such as Checking or Credit Card statement with account numbers redacted.
  • 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) for the EAA Scholarship Program.

REASONS FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE DISQUALIFIED

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 Scholarship Committee Member and/or Scholarship Review Subcommittee Volunteer; or

c)   The student is an EAA Governor, or member of the Scholarship 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.

SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 9AM ON APRIL 24, 2022, THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON MAY 15, 2022.

2021 EAA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS