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.
To provide financial assistance to employees of Brandermill Woods Retirement. Community to further their education, whether it is course work in college, high school, technical school, or job-related training. The Scholarship Application, Scholarship Applicant Evaluation, Scholarship Interview Questions and Scholarship Application Rating Form are included in this policy.
All applicants must have completed no less than any 12 months of total service. 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.
Employees must complete the scholarship application and submit it to the Human Resources Manager at Brandermill Woods by the date specified in the announcement. An online application 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. Employees may review the Scholarship Interview Questions attached to this document.
Verification of Enrollment and Course Completion
Each applicant must provide The Foundation with verification of enrollment (i.e., letter of acceptance, 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 or higher 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.
Reissuance 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 one year. Any misconduct resulting in the termination of employment may require the forfeiture of any unused scholarship funds.
Foundation Scholarship Committee
The Foundation Scholarship Committee consists of Board members appointed by the President and may include members of the community if an additional employee scholarship funded by individuals or organizations other than the Foundation is to be awarded. The Chairman of the committee will provide instructions on when and how the committee will evaluate the applications.
They will review all applications and may interview all applicants.
Residents or their trustees who donate funds for an additional scholarship will be invited to be a member of the Foundation Scholarship Committee. Anonymity will be preserved if requested. Residents donating funds will be encouraged to detail their wishes in a letter to the Foundation
The winner(s) of the scholarship(s) will be honored at a Brandermill Woods Foundation event. All applicants may be required to attend the event. Residents or Trustees who provide additional scholarships will be invited to present the scholarship to the winner at the Foundation event. The award event may be videoed for playback on BWTV.