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NIA Scholarship Fund

NIA Scholarship Fund

In order to encourage growth and public awareness of the insulator hobby through collecting, dealing, and educational endeavors the National Insulator Association, Inc. (NIA) has established the NIA Scholarship Fund.  Grants may be awarded as an Academic or a Vocational Scholarship.  The scholarship amounts will vary, but the total will not exceed $2000 for a given year.  Scholarships are NOT renewable.

It is the intention of the NIA and its Board of Directors to award at least one scholarship each year.  The number and type of awards given will be determined by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors may adjust the amount of the award at any time.  The number and amount of awards will be determined by the financial balance in the Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship Application is available on line at:

Scholarship Application

The Scholarship Application Guide is available on line at:

Application Guidelines

All applications are to be completed and forwarded electronically or by mail to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson.  

        Email:   scholarship@nia.org

Kay Bryant, NIA #4099
8061 S.E. Helen Terrace
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

The NIA Scholarship Committee Chairperson must receive completed applications for Vocational Scholarships no later than15 days after enrollment at an eligible educational institution.  Applications for Academic Scholarships must be received no later than April 1st in order to be considered for the following academic year.  Applications received that are incomplete or fail to comply with the application instructions will not be considered.  Applications will not be returned to the applicant.

The Committee’s recommendations should be delivered to the Board of Directors on or before April 1st.  The recommendations should be approved by the Board of Directors by May 1st.  Once the Board of Directors approves the recommendations, Email must be sent to all applicants notifying them of an award or declination. 

Scholarship grant payments will be publicly presented at the Awards Banquet during the NIA National Show and Convention generally held in July.  Checks will be mailed to the recipient, but the check will be made payable to the recipient and the educational institution.  The payment to the college or university is accompanied by a memorandum explaining the NIA scholarship policies and requesting that the school notify the Association (NIA) if the student does not register or withdraws from school.  When a student withdraws, the institution issues a refund check to the NIA.  Returned monies are credited to the scholarship fund.

The NIA may make public announcements about awards that have been granted not only to give deserved recognition to the recipient, but also to stimulate additional support for the scholarship program.  Press releases to local publications or trade and hobby magazines may, when appropriate, result in a short article or news brief. 

Academic Scholarship

The NIA offers an academic scholarship.  The scholarship is NOT renewable.

Applications for academic scholarships must be completed and received by the NIA Scholarship Committee no later than March 1st to be considered for the following academic year.  Applications received that are incomplete or fail to comply with the application instructions will not be considered.  Applications will not be returned to the applicant.

Vocational Scholarship

Applications for vocational scholarships must be completed and received by the NIA Scholarship Committee no later than 15 days after enrollment at an eligible educational institution to be considered.  Applications received that are incomplete or fail to comply with the application instructions will not be considered.  Applications will not be returned to the applicant.

 The following PDF documents provide an application and scholarship guide:

Scholarship Application Guide

Scholarship Application

 


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