The scholarships are created to assist the Evergreen Co-op staff members and their families, as well as Evergreen Co-op members, to further their education.
A maximum of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) will be awarded to individuals throughout the Evergreen Co-op’s trading area.
The number of recipients and dollar value of the scholarships will be determined annually by the Member Relations Committee.
The Evergreen Co-op Scholarship application forms may be obtained from the Evergreen Co-op Administration Offices located at the Rimbey Shopping Centre and the Rocky Mountain House Shopping Centre.
Application Process & Submission Date:
Applicants will need to submit a completed application and provide proof of acceptance and enrolment into the program which the scholarship is being applied for, prior to being awarded the Evergreen Co-op Scholarship.
A completed application form and all documentation must be returned to the Administration Office from which the application was received on/or before the close of business of the third Friday of August.
Applicants must be one of the following:
1. An Evergreen Co-op staff member and/or immediate family members. ( i.e. spouse or child )
2. Members of the Evergreen Co-op and/or immediate family members.
Applicants must indicate their Co-op involvement as well as their involvement in sports, community activities, volunteer activities, type and length of program entered, approximate annual cost of program and any other information deemed important.
Applicants must complete an application form, and provide a minimum of two letters of reference from a teacher, employer, minister or coach.
The Member Relations Committee of the Evergreen Board of Directors will review the applications received and present its recommendations to the Board of Directors at the September Board Meeting for the final decision.
In making its decision on the successful applicants the Committee will consider the following items:
1. Co-op experience;
2. Financial need;
3. Community involvement (volunteer work, groups, etc.);
4. Work experience;
5. Cost of the program being studied;
6. Program to be studied.
All applicants will be notified, regardless of the outcome of their application, shortly following the September Board meeting.
The Committee will arrange an official presentation of the Awards at which time photos will be taken so that the Co-op can announce publicly the winners.
If the successful applicant is a graduating student(s), the scholarship winners may be recognized at a function at the student’s school.