Brandermill Woods Foundation Scholarship
The Brandermill Woods Foundation Scholarship provides financial assistance to employees of Brandermill Woods Retirement Community to further their high school, college, technical, or job related education. To apply for the Brandermill Woods Foundation Scholarship, click here or download the application here.
All applicants must have completed no less than one (1) year of service total. The scholarship is open to all eligible full-time and part-time employees without regard to sex, race, religion, age, nationality or disability. Individuals at the executive level and department directors are not eligible for the scholarship. Scholarship winners are required to wait one year before applying for another scholarship.
Employees applying for the scholarship must complete the scholarship application and submit it by July 1 to the Human Resources Manager at Brandermill Woods. An online application through this web page is preferred. The Foundation scholarship committee will choose the recipient(s) of the scholarship. The applicant may be required to appear for an interview. The scholarship will be awarded at a Brandermill Woods Foundation function. It may be expected that all applicants be present.
Applicants will be reviewed based on criteria including good work performance and attendance, director’s or supervisor’s report (to be turned directly into the Human Resources Manager) and an explanation of why the scholarship is important to the applicant.
Verification of Enrollment
Each applicant must provide The Foundation with verification of enrollment (i.e. school transcript) in an accredited institution of learning and proof (i.e. receipts) of the educational use intended for the award. The term “educational” means any course taken at an accredited institution to reach the GED level of education, or to gain advancement to a position with the employer for which the applicant has a reasonable expectation of achieving. The costs covered under this plan may include those of tools or supplies purchased by the participant, but not those of meals, lodging or transportation incurred by a participant incidental to the course.
The term “accredited institution” means any college or university, state approved GED program, high school or state approved vocational, technical school or professional certification, the primary function of which is formal instruction. Said accredited institution must employ a regular faculty teaching established curricula. It must have an enrolled body of students in attendance at the site of its educational activities.
Scholarship funds not used for the purpose intended may result in a demand for the return of the funds or employment disciplinary action. If the scholarship recipient is unable to attend classes or withdraws and a refund is due, the refund must be returned to The Foundation. When the employee begins classes again, the balance of the refund will be issued to the employee with the same restrictions.
Re-issuance of the scholarship fund in the above situation will occur only if the original withdrawal was for an extenuating circumstance that was approved by The Foundation. If The Foundation does not approve the withdrawal, the employee will not be eligible for another scholarship for two years. Any misconduct resulting in the termination of employment may require the forfeiture of any unused scholarship funds.