Cfma silicon Valley Chapter Scholarship Application 2017



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CFMA Silicon Valley Chapter

Scholarship Application 2017

The Construction Financial Management Association Silicon Valley Chapter (“CFMA-SV”) is offering scholarships to eligible students for the 2017-2018 academic year. CFMA-SV awards scholarships to assist students with the cost of their books, classes, housing, tools and supplies needed to further their education.



$7,500 Scholarship – First Place

$5,000 Scholarship – Second Place / $2,500 Scholarship – Third Place

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
At the star t of the Fall 2017 semester or quarter, students must





be related to an employee of a CFMA-SV member company; and


  • reside or be enrolled in a college or university situated in an eligible county (Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey, Alameda, San Benito, or Santa Cruz).




  • have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA for the past two years.

CFMA-SV will consider the applicant’s GPA, interest and work experience in construction or finance, extracurricular activities, and up to two references or advisor evaluations (optional).




APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 1, 2017


Please deliver, by mail or email, your completed application, together with a typed essay, sealed school transcript (or transcript emailed from your school), and any letters of recommendation/evaluations to the CFMA-SV Scholarship Committee:

Patricia Walsh

CFMA-SV

c/o Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corporation



777 Cuesta Drive, Ste. 200, Mountain View, CA 94040

For Questions: (650)691-2888 or pwalsh@alr-law.com






CFMA Silicon Valley Chapter

Scholarship Application 2017




ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
At the start of the Fall 2017 semester or quarter, applicants must


  • be enrolled full-time in an accredited junior college, college or university;




  • be interested in a finance or construction related career OR

be related to an employee of a CFMA-SV member company; and


  • reside or be enrolled in a college or university situated in an eligible county (Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey, Alameda, San Benito, or Santa Cruz); and




  • have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA for the past two years.

APPLICATION


  1. Applicant must submit a fully completed application, typewritten and signed. If you would like a Word copy of the announcement, please contact CFMA-SV.

  2. Applicant must submit an official school transcript, sealed if by mail, or emailed directly from the school.

  3. Applicant must submit an essay (500 – 1000 words, typed – double-spaced) detailing his/her interest(s) in the construction or finance industry, goals, and objectives. CFMA-SV member relatives may discuss their interest in any industry. Essay should include relative academic, work, and volunteer experience.

  4. Applicant may submit up to two letters of recommendation or advisor evaluations, limited to one page each.

  5. The fully completed application, transcript, essay, and recommendation/evaluation letters must be received by CFMA-SV no later than May 1, 2017. Information that is not complete will not be considered.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS


  1. Interviews of applicants may be requested.

  2. Scholarship recipients will be announced by approximately May 31, 2017.

  3. Scholarship recipients will be asked to attend a regular meeting of CFMA membership, in June, July, or August 2017.

  4. Scholarship recipients must submit a CFMA Student Membership Application. Upon receipt of the scholarship application, the student will be enrolled as a CFMA student member at no cost to the student.

  5. Scholarship(s) will be disbursed to the winner(s) by approximately August 15, 2017. Recipients must have met all criteria of the contest, including presenting verification of current year enrollment, no later than July 31, 2017. Failure to meet the time frame identified may result in loss of scholarship award.




CFMA Silicon Valley Chapter

Scholarship Application 2017

Date: Applicant’s Name: Date of Birth: Age:

Address: Phone: Email:

Please check: Male Female

Current Grade Level: Grade Point Average:

High School, College or University currently attending:

College or University entering in the fall of 2017:

High School, College, University, company, or person providing you with this application:

Area of interest (note anticipated specialty to the best of your ability):

Architecture Specifically Construction Management Specifically

Legal Specifically Engineering Specifically

Finance Specifically Other Specifically
Please use the following checklist to ensure that all required information is submitted:
REQUIRED:

Scholarship Application (Signed)

Sealed or emailed transcript

Essay (500-1,000 words, typed, double-spaced)



Extracurricular Activities (work, volunteer, other)
OPTIONAL:

Letters of Recommendation or advisor evaluations (two max.)

Academic Construction Industry Training, if any

ESSAY (Required): Attach an essay (500 – 1000 words, typed – double-spaced) detailing your interest(s) in the construction industry, goals, and objectives. Essay should include relative academic and/or hands-on exposure received to date.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Attach (no more than 1 page) listing of work, volunteer, charitable, sport, or other activities, indicating offices held and purpose of the charitable or other organization. List chronologically, most recent first. Summarize approximate number of hours you worked or volunteered per week, month, or year.
RELATIVES OF CFMA-SV MEMBER COMPANY: Company employee to whom you are related:



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (Please confine your response to the spaces provided)
What is your ultimate goal in the construction or finance industry (if applicable)?

What has been your most important extracurricular activity, your most important contribution to it and

what has your participation in it meant to you as an individual?

Why you are interested in a career in construction or finance and what led you to this decision? Where possible, explain how your previous work experiences relate to a construction industry career.



PREVIOUS AWARDS/ CERTIFICATIONS:



IF AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP, I WOULD BE ABLE TO ATTEND A CFMA-SV BREAKFAST MEETING IN SAN JOSE FROM 7:30 A.M. UNTIL 9 A.M. ON:


June 14 __ July 19 __ August 16 __ None of these dates __
APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED TO BE CONSIDERED
I agree that the application and all the attachments may be used for the purpose of evaluation and selection by the CFMA Silicon Valley Chapter Scholarship Committee and/or representatives designated by the Scholarship Committee. I hereby certify that the information submitted is true and correct.

Signature: Date:



Application and all attachments must be completed and postmarked or emailed by May 1, 2017.

Statement of Parent or Guardian (for applicants under 18 years of age)


I,_________________________________ (Parent or Guardian), have read the foregoing application in full and hereby state, based upon my own knowledge, that _______________________________ (Applicant), is applying for a CFMA Silicon Valley Scholarship which may range up to $7,500, to further his/her education in a construction, finance, or accounting related field at ________________________________________ (College/University).
Signature: Date:

Address: Phone/Email:


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