Scholarship Information

2017/2018 Scholarship Form

2017-18 MCTA Scholarship Form (Word Format)

2017/2018 Scholarship Form

2017-18 MCTA Scholarship Form (PDF Format)

2017-2018

Scholarship Information

Amount of Award: 1st place $500,  2nd place $400, and 3rd place $300

Available for each category

 

To be used for the purchase of tools and/or other employment related items or for the payment of tuition and/or other education related items.

 

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • High School Senior
  • Enrolled in a Construction/Building Trades related class
  • Students Instructor must be a MCTA member
  • Have 1 year minimum participation in Construction/Building Trades class
  • Meet minimum grade point average for category applying for
  • Instructors and Institutions may only nominate one (1) student per scholarship category.

 

SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES:

 

1) Higher Achiever -A student who has shown outstanding improvement in a construction class. (No grade point average minimum required. No transcript required.)

 

2) Student Entering Trades -An outstanding student who plans on getting a job in the construction field upon completion of high school. (Minimum grade point 3.0 (B) in construction class (es) required. Submission of verified statement of grade point average required.)

 

3) Student Continuing Education -An outstanding student who plans on continuing his/her education directly upon completion of high school. (Minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) in all classes (vocational and academic) taken during 10th grade, 11th grade and 1st semester 12th grade required AND the minimum grade point of 3.0 (B) in construction classes. Submission of transcript required.)

 

Student should see teacher to get more details about category he or she is best suited to apply for.

CRITERIA / AREAS TO BE EVALUATED:

1) Cover letter from student stating scholarship applying for, reason for applying, why deserving of consideration, job education goals, need for scholarship, etc. Cover letter should not exceed 1 page in length. (10 points)

2) Resume from student not to exceed 1 page in length. (10 points)

3) Application from student filled out neatly and completely (by student) with transcripts of grade point average where applicable. Signatures of Student, Parent/Guardian and Instructor are mandatory. (10 points)

4) Primary letter of recommendation from MCTA member which should not exceed 1 page in length. (10 points)

5) Secondary letter of recommendation from another teacher, which should not exceed 1 page in length. (10 points)

6) Competency Profile / Achievement Record / Skills Checklist, etc. to be filled out by construction teacher and/or student and verified by teacher. This profile should be what your Instructor uses to rate you on your competencies. (10 points)

 

Student application packages will be evaluated by a panel of judges who are Construction Trades Instructors from around the State of Michigan. It is important that the student applicant take the application seriously and strive for completeness and neatness.

Note:  Students must send five copies of all of their application information collated into the five complete sets. (failure to do so may result in termination of application.)

Closing Date: Application must be postmarked by:

March 23, 2018

Tiebreaker: Earliest Postmarked Scholarship Packet!

Mail to:

 

Andy Findling, MCTA Scholarship Chairman

Allegan County Area Technical Education Center

2891 116th Ave.

Allegan, MI 49010

 

e-mail: afindling@alleganaesa.org

 

MCTA~ Scholarship Committee members and / or judges:

Chris Garzella- (Van Buren Technology Center)
Dan Barterian – (Career Prep Center)
Mike Koelzer (William D. Ford Career Tech Center)
Roger Armentrout (Pellston H.S.)
Mark Valchine– (Ann Arbor Building Industry Program)
Tom Winchesski (West Shore ESD)
Ron Hart (Cheboygan H.S.)
Norm Carlson- (Charlevoix High School)
Jack Fairbanks (Allegan Technical and Education Center)

 

Nine possible students will be chosen from the three scholarship categories.

 

hosen from the three scholarship categories.

 

The following outlines the criteria, important dates, award amounts and other information to be used for the MCTA Scholarship Program during the 2017 – 2018 school year. If you have any questions please give me a call at (269)-720-7413 or e-mai1 me at afindling@alleganaesa.org

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize 9 outstanding 12th grade students from construction trades programs (in any of the trade areas) as long as they are part of the

construction trades/building maintenance cluster and their Instructor is an MCTA member.

 

1) HIGHER ACHIEVER- A student who has shown outstanding progress and/or improvement in a construction program over the duration of at least one year. This scholarship is not necessarily intended for a student with a great natural ability or academic strength coming into a program but more for the student who has made the most “individual” improvement usually as a result of a super attitude, attendance, dedication, hard work, etc. Grade point average in construction class or other classes will not be used as a determining factor.

 

2) STUDENT ENTERING TRADE- A student who, as a result of natural ability)’, hard work, dedication~ etc., has been consistently outstanding in a construction program over the duration of at least one year. This scholarship is intended for a student who plans on entering the trade immediately upon completion of high school. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 (B) grade point average in a construction classes to apply. Verified statement of grade point average required.

 

3) STUDENT CONTINUING EDUCATION- A student who, as a result of natural ability, hard work, dedication, etc., has been consistently outstanding in a construction program over the duration of at least one year. This scholarship is intended for a student who plans on continuing his/her education immediately upon completion of high school. Students must have a minimum of 2.0 (C) grade point average for sophomore, junior, and 1st semester senior year in

all classes (vocational and academic) AND the minimum grade point of 3.0 (B) in construction classes to apply. A high school transcript will be required.

 

Note: A student who plans on entering or is already part of an apprenticeship program immediately upon completion of high school and will be continuing his/her education while working may apply for category two or three, but not both.

 

 

 

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