The Southwest Florida Chapter has
been designated as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization by the
Internal Revenue Service. In order to obtain this status the
chapter had to agree to award scholarships and to use chapter
funds for additional educational purposes.
The chapter scholarship program
calls for two scholarships to be awarded to WVU students for
each school year provided that sufficient funds are available.
Other program features are as follow:
scholarship program will be administered by a scholarship
committee comprised of at least five chapter members.
scholarship will be awarded to a student already enrolled at WVU
while the second scholarship will be awarded to an incoming
seeking a scholarship must be nominated by a chapter member.
A scholarship to a given
student may be renewed up to three times if approved by the
scholarship committee. A student seeking such a renewal must be
a full time student at WVU, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and frequently
inform the chapter of their academic progress.
scholarship committee will meet each spring to issue a call for
student nominations. Applications will be sent to all nominated
students. Follow on meetings will be held to: evaluate and rate
the applications received.; select three finalists for each
scholarship; arrange for the finalists to be interviewed by a
person associated with WVU; and select the scholarship winners.
winners will be notified in writing by the chapter president.
for the scholarship amounts will be sent directly to WVU made
payable to the student and WVU.
To date, four scholarships of
$1,000.00 each have been awarded. Chapter members are asked to
contribute to the scholarship fund. All such contributions are