Buckeye Broadband BCSN Scholarship
Due by the first of the month October-April
The BCSN Scholarship Project Fund of the Erie County Community Foundation is pleased to offer the Scholar of the Month and Scholar of the Year Scholarship, available to college bound seniors who will be attending an accredited school of higher education in the United States beginning in the fall of 2017.
Each month, November through May, a Scholar of the Month will be selected from among high schools in the Buckeye Broadband Sandusky service area. In May, one renewable scholarship - worth a minimum of $8,000 over four years - will be awarded annually to the Scholar of the Year, selected from among the seven Scholars of the Month. The first year’s award will be $2,000. The scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years (of $2,000 each year) provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status.
Each Scholar of the Month will qualify for a minimum of a $1,000, one-time scholarship. This will not be included in the Scholar of the Year scholarship, whose award is separate. Monthly, BCSN will film a 30-second vignette of each Scholar of the Month. This vignette will feature a “day in the life” of the student and will be aired on Buckeye Broadband channels regularly during the month for which the student was selected.
All seven Scholars of the Month, their respective parents and/or guardians, and school officials, will be invited to attend an Awards Banquet hosted by BCSN.
Each eligible high school in the Buckeye Broadband Sandusky service area may submit one Scholar of the Month application per month, October through April, for consideration.
The criteria used for selection of Scholar of the Month and Scholar of the Year includes consideration of the following:
• Scholastic aptitude and prior academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or above), as demonstrated by your transcript;
• Individual motivation, ability and potential, as demonstrated by your essay and, if selected as a Scholar of the Year finalist, an interview with Erie County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Committee is also required
• Recommendations from those individuals
• Financial need
• Extra curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, internships, work/study programs.
Employees and dependents of employees of Buckeye Companies are ineligible to apply.
Application may be found here.