NIA Scholarship Fund

NIA Scholarship Fund

In order to encourage growth and public awareness of the insulator hobby through collecting, dealing, and educational endeavors the National Insulator Association, Inc. (NIA) has established the NIA Scholarship Fund. The candidates can apply for the two scholarships named as Academic Scholarship and Vocational Scholarship. The aim of the program is to encourage insulator collecting, to protect the interests of its members and established standards and ethics by which its members may fairly deal with each other.  The winning candidates will receive up to $2000 for a given year that can be used to pay qualified education expenses.

The National Insulator Association is an international organization of collectors and friends interested in communication and electrical insulators, as well as other artifacts connected with insulators, such as telephone, telegraph, power transmission, railroads, and lightning protection devices.

Eligibility:

For applying to the Academic Scholarship the candidate should fulfill the criteria are given below

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities
  • Applicants must complete all elements of the Scholarship Application.
  • The student’s undergraduate study may be in any academic area.
  • Applicants must be a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution, and the scholarship must be used to pay qualified education expenses.
  • You are a candidate for a degree if you attend a secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or you attend an accredited educational institution that is authorized to provide a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s or higher degree.
  • An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities.
  • Qualified education expenses are, for tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution.  They also include course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required of all students in your course of instruction.

For applying to the Vocational Scholarship the candidate should fulfill the criteria are given below

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a course of instruction leading to a career related to the generation, distribution or application of electrical energy.
  • Applicants must be a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution, and the scholarship must be used to pay qualified education expenses.
  • You are a candidate for a degree if you attend an accredited educational institution that is authorized to provide a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
  • An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities.
  • Qualified education expenses are, for tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution.  They also include course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required of all students in your course of instruction.

How to Apply:

  • To be applying, the applicant must download the application form through the given link: http://nia.org/scholarship/Scholarship_Application_2017.pdf
  • Student who is interested in applying for the scholarship should write an essay which will show the relationship of the applicant’s career and educational goals to the mission statement and goals of the National Insulator Association

Supporting Documents:

Be sure to include a copy of at least one (1) proof of enrollment at an eligible educational institution.

Submitting Details:

All applications are to be completed and forwarded electronically or by mail to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

Kay Bryant, NIA #4099

8061 S.E. Helen Terrace

Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Email:   scholarship-at-nia.org

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The scholarship amounts will vary, but the total will not exceed $2000 for a given year.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications for academic scholarships must be completed and received by the NIA Scholarship Committee no later than March 1, 2017.
  • Applications for vocational scholarships must be completed and received by no later than 15 days after enrollment at an eligible educational institution to be considered.

Link for More Information:

http://nia.org/scholarship/

 

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