Seawolf Association Education Assistance Fund Scholarship Program Guidelines

Seawolf Association EAF Scholarship Program for 2024                                                                                                               
by Rich Lambert,  EAF Coordinator/Manager    

As a member of the Seawolf Association, one of your benefits is eligibility for you, your children, and/or grandchildren as well as surviving spouse to apply for one of two available scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year.

The Topic for this year’s (2024) essay is:  “The Cause and What Can Be Done to Reduce Homelessness Among Veterans?” 

The deadline for complete application and essay submittal is 17 July 2023.  Winners will be announced at the Oklahoma City Reunion. 

Charter
In accordance with the By-Laws, and to maintain our Veteran's Organization 501(c) (19) status, the Association offers two scholarships of $1500 each year. The scholarship program will be conducted as directed by the Executive Committee, subject to membership review at regular or special meetings.

Program
Scholarships will be awarded to the winners of an essay contest on a topic approved by the Executive Committee.

Eligibility
Applicants competing in the essay contest must be direct descendants of Association regular or life members in good standing. (Direct descendents are son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandson/grand-daughter, etc.) Direct descendants of Seawolves who gave their lives in the service of their country or Association members who have since passed away are also welcome to apply. Applicants are limited to undergraduates or students enrolled in "trade schools" approved by the EF coordinator.

Conditions
Winner may not owe a refund on any grant or scholarship, previously awarded, or not currently in default on any loan nor have borrowed in excess of the loan limits, under the Title IV programs, at any institution.
     Any monies received from the Association shall be used only for expenses directly related to schooling: tuition, fees, room, board, books.
     Any unused funds from the Association shall be returned should the student's enrollment be terminated for any reason.

Essay Characteristics
Essay should be no less than 1500 words and must be the applicant's original work, or properly cited. Use of any form of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the writing of this essay is strictly prohibited. The essays will be graded on content, research and composition.  Be especially careful that no essay page contains any name or distinguishing mark which may reveal the author to a judge.

Submission
Applicants should submit essays by e-mail to Rich Lambert, Education Assistance Fund Coordinator at kauaikat@yahoo.com.

Evaluation Procedure
The EF coordinator shall collect the essays and validate their timely submission, verify eligibility, sanitize any distinguishing markings which might reveal the author, distribute to the judges assigned by him. The EF coordinator shall determine an equitable ranking method, instruct the judges on the ranking method and shall determine the winners when the judges' rankings are returned. The Executive Committee may audit and correct EF coordinator procedures, and shall have final approval of the winners.

Deadline and Announcement Objective Dates
Deadline for submission shall be no later than 17 July, 2024.

More judges are needed, if you are willing to help out contact Rich at the above address.

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