Merle S. and Emma J. West Scholarship Fund (ID 1284)
- Start Date:
- The Merle S. and Emma J. West Scholarship Fund was established December 20, 1983 upon the death of the donor, Merle S. West. Its purpose is to provide scholarship awards to persons who are graduates of a high school in Klamath County, Oregon and who otherwise qualify.
Mr. and Mrs. West intended the WEST SCHOLARSHIP FUND to provide as much help as possible to the largest number of eligible and deserving students from Klamath County. The FUND is managed and administered by the U.S. Bank Charitable Services Group. Selection of scholarship recipients is totally the responsibility of the WEST SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE.
- West Scholarship Committee
- co U S Bank
- PO Box 3168
- (541) 883-3857
- Toll Free:
- 1 (800) 522-9100
- Contact Notes:
- Obtain an application through one of the following methods:
•Send a written request to West Scholarship Committee, c/o U. S. Bank, PO Box 3168, Portland, OR 97208; or
•Phone the West Scholarship number at 541.883.3857 or U. S. Bank at 1.800.522.9100, ext. 4882; or
•Visit the internet at www.merlewestscholarship.com; or
•Contact the principal or counselor of any high school in Klamath County.
- This fund will be used for grants to aid those students who:
•Are graduates of a high school in Klamath County;
•Are working toward a baccalaureate degree or an academic award or certificate of an undergraduate nature offered by any college, university, technical or vocational school;
•Have attained a good scholastic record;
•Are deemed to have good aptitude for post high school training;
•Have a need for financial assistance in obtaining further education;
•Adhere to sound moral principles; and * Have demonstrated good citizenship and respect for the law.
No preference will be given to any particular class of students, and any student’s qualification shall be evaluated against the above criteria. Students will be eligible for assistance in succeeding years of their education if their academic and citizenship records warrant.
- Special Criteria:
- Include the Following Documents with your Mailed application:
•Your transcript for the last high school you attended in Klamath County.
•Your college transcript(s) (if applicable) or proof of request of transcript for each college attended, up to and including your most recently completed term prior to April 1st.
•Results from an ACT or SAT test. These results are usually posted on your high school transcript. Check to make sure or submit a copy of the actual test results. If you are applying for a VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, you do NOT need the results of an ACT or SAT test.
•A one-page composition. It must be your original thought and can be either typed or handwritten in black ink, either cursive or printed. The subject of this paper is “Evaluate a significant experience, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.” You are cautioned not to take this requirement lightly, as it will enter into the consideration process for selection of awardees.
•Letters from two individuals (teachers, coach, club leader, pastor, etc.) NOT related to you, attesting to (a) your aptitude for the course of study you intend to pursue, and (b) your character, including moral principles and citizenship.
•Thoroughly complete the budget and financial statement. Your receipt and expense totals must be the same figure. List figures in the blanks next to “Total Assets”, “Total Liabilities”, and “Net Worth”. Please round these figures to the nearest dollar. List all persons who receive financial support from the applicant’s family other than the applicant. Both parents must be listed on the parental/spouse information and references. A parent or spouse of applicant must sign page three of the application.
•Sign application in two places on page four. Check appropriate box pertaining to violation of the law.
•A copy of all pages of your FAFSA Determination (FASFA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or SAR (Student Aid Report). The FASFA is used to apply for federal student financial aid and is available at any college Financial Aid Office. Once you have completed a FASFA and mailed it to the processor, the U.S. Department of Education will mail back to you a determination, which is referred to as your SAR. It takes at least four weeks to receive a SAR after the processor receives your FAFSA form. Your scholarship application will be considered incomplete without a copy of the SAR attached.
•A copy of your Award letter from the college you will attend, listing the financial aid they are offering you which is referred to as your financial aid package. This letter is usually generated by the college after you have sent them your SAR. It may or may not be sent to you by our April 1st deadline. If you have not received an Award letter by April 1, please submit a copy of it as soon as you receive it.
Note: All of the above must be included and completed or your application will not be given consideration.
The following are not required but recommended by the selection committee:
•Further copies of resumes, records, citations, honors or other documents, which you feel, may augment your application. Submitted documents or copies thereof become the property of the committee and will not be returned to you.
•Provide any additional information you feel may enhance your probability for scholarship award. Add additional pages if necessary.