Diversified Laboratories Community College/Certification Program Scholarship

   Diversified Laboratories, Inc. believes that post high school education is the key to changing a person’s life “trajectory”.

Education determines the type of job you get, the salary you can request, and the types of people you interact with daily –

in addition to many more life altering decisions. In support of this effort, we are offering a $5,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior (Class of 2018), planning to pursue an Associate’s Degree or program certification, who is the son or daughter of an NRA member company employee. It will be payable at $2,500 per year over 2 years if the applicant maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).

   The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has realized the importance of education after a slow academic start, turning lower grades (C's and below) during freshman and sophomore years into stronger grades (A's and B's) during junior and senior years, changing his or her future trajectory. Applicants must attend a community college or career technical institution to earn an associate degree or technical certification, preferably in one of the following fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics,
Agriculture, Medicine or Education. An official school transcript is required as part the application. Two letters of recommendation are required – one from a teacher and/or counselor and one from an National Renderers Association member (not the student’s parent). The scholarship will consider financial need documented on the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

   A 250-500 word essay explaining how and why the student changed their attitude and turned around their educational career is required. Please also describe the student’s intended field of study and what influences led to this chosen career.

The deadline for submission of this scholarship application and all associated documentation is March 1, 2018.

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