NMG offers scholarships

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The News Media Guild will award two $2,000 scholarships and one $1,000 wild card scholarship. Your application form is below and a return-address postage-paid envelope is enclosed for your convenience. Responses must be RECEIVED no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, to qualify. The drawings will be made the following day.

 The scholarships will be awarded by lottery to the following: Any Guild member or his/her spouse or partner, children, parents, grandparent or grandchild, or other member of the nominating Guild member’s immediate household. In the event of a change in status, the relationship at the time of the drawing will prevail.

 The wild card scholarship allows a member to apply for a relative, a friend or a co-worker.

Scholarship candidates must be Guild members in good standing, or sponsored by a member in good standing. Members may sponsor only one candidate. Prior winners cannot reapply.

If an individual is sponsored more than once, his/her name will be placed in the lottery only once. The name of each candidate’s sponsors will be listed on the lottery ticket.

Scholarship candidates must be enrolled full time or part-time in an accredited degree or certification program in an accredited, post secondary educational institution for the 2012-2013 academic year.

All winning candidates must provide proof of enrollment, such as a copy of a paid receipt for a current tuition bill before scholarship monies will be remitted. (For students on a multiple payment plan, proof of the initial payment is sufficient).

In the event a non-qualifying candidate is selected, the Guild member making the nomination will be given the opportunity to substitute the name of an individual who does qualify. If a qualified candidate cannot be substituted there will be a new drawing from the remaining nominations.