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The 2018 Virginia State Council of Machinists Bill Dameron Memorial Scholarship

The 2018 Virginia State Council of Machinists Bill Dameron Memorial Scholarship Awards will be open for applicants beginning May 1, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY:

This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of Members (as of June 1, 2018) with one year or more of good standing in any participating Local Lodge of the Virginia State Council of Machinists who are graduating seniors or who are currently enrolled full time and/or commencing college full time.
  • The competition is also open to any Members (as of June 1, 2018) with one year or more of good standing in any participating Local Lodge of the Virginia State Council of Machinists who are currently enrolled in college with a minimum of six units per semester.
  • Virginia State Council of Machinists officers and their families are not eligible. Past winners are not eligible. Only one award per family is allowed per year.
  • An application form must be signed by your Local Lodge President or Recording Secretary.
  • A bibliography of sources for essay material must be included.
  • The essay must be the work of the entrant or the entrant will be disqualified.
  • The winner may be interviewed by the Scholarship Chairperson.
  • The application must be filled out completely or the entrant will be disqualified.

ESSAY RULES:
The subject of the 2018 essay competition: “Is an increased dependence on technology making us more or less intelligent as a society?”
All essays must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document and printed on 8-1/2” x 11” white bond paper with a minimum of 700 words and a maximum of 1,000 words.
A recent, clear, high-to-medium resolution photograph of the winner will be required prior to the scholarship being presented.
The title must be placed on the top of the paper. The entrant’s name or identification must appear on each page of the essay paper.

AWARDS:
One $500.00 overall winner
The award will be presented at Fall State Council Meeting after confirmation of student enrollment at an accredited college or university (copy of valid registration or class schedule confirmation).
TIMETABLE:
The Essay Competition will be open May 1, 2018, and will end at midnight, July 31, 2018. The winner will be announced by September 1, 2018.

JUDGING:
Judging will be done by the impartial Scholarship Chairperson who is not a Member of the Virginia State Council of Machinists Executive Board. The decisions of the judge will be final.

DISQUALIFICATION:
Previous winners and all entrants not conforming to the contest rules will be disqualified. Disqualification decisions of the Committee are final.

HANDLING:
All essays received become the property of the Virginia State Council of Machinists and may be published in the future using the contestant’s name.

SUBMISSION:
All entry forms must be mailed and postmarked, U.S. regular mail only, no later than midnight, July 31, 2018. The entry form and essay must be placed in an envelope and mailed to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson at the address shown below. The word “SCHOLARSHIP” must be written in the lower left hand corner of the envelope. If entrants want receipt of their entry acknowledged, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Also, an electronic version of the essay (as a Microsoft Word document) must be submitted.
Scholarship form enclosed.

SCHOLARSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Larry Battle, President, Virginia State Council of Machinists, Chairperson
Charles Mann, Vice President, Virginia State Council of Machinists
Bob Key, Central Virginia Regional Director

MAILING ADDRESS:
Machinists Building
3204 Cutshaw Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230-5010



 
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