EDWARDSVILLE – The Get to know m.e. campaign announced six individual $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to six students, two from each of the host sponsor universities of the campaign: Lindenwood University in Belleville, McKendree University in Lebanon and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
“We’re thrilled to bring the scholarship program back in the second year of the Get to know m.e. Campaign,” campaign project manager Carol Bartle said. “It was an enormous success in its first year, and we have great expectations for its return in 2016-2017.”
Applicants must meet all the following non-negotiable conditions:
Recipients must be a resident of the Metro East at the time of application and already enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) in good standing at one of the universities listed on this application.
Student must submit a Get to know m.e. application and required essay to the mailing address or website listed below before deadline date to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship will be applied during the academic semester immediately following the application submission. Awarded for spring semester 2017 only.
Students must be deemed in good standing within the university guidelines to which they are applying.
This scholarship award must be used for the specified semester as indicated on this application. There is no exception; this will be evaluated at time of awarding.
This scholarship award may be superseded by any other tuition-only grant or scholarships received by the student.
This scholarship award pays tuition, fees and books only.
Scholarship materials must be received (postmarked) no later than Oct. 15, 2016.
Students must intend to complete a degree or certificate at one of the universities listed on the application to receive the scholarship award.
“This campaign was launched to give something positive back to the community,” Bartle said. “We are dedicated to education and offering scholarships to students is another way for us to show our commitment to these students and the quality education they receive at these universities in the Metro East. “This is a great opportunity for us to dedicate what resources we have to help improve the educational experience for students in the Metro East.”
Applications and more information are at get2knowthemetroeast.com/projects/scholarship-2016.
The campaign was launched to help Metro East residents get to know their community better. It also serves to educate non-residents about what the area has to offer in terms of attractions, quality housing, workforce and more.
To provide input, GetToKnowTheMetroEast.com or the campaign's social media pages.