EASTMAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Introduction and Program Overview
In accordance with our mission to promote and support education, the Eastman Charitable Foundation (ECF) Board of Trustees instituted an annual Scholarship Program in 2013. The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior living in Grantham, Enfield or Springfield. The program is funded through donations received by the ECF during its annual Fund-raising campaign. Through the generosity of our donors, we have been able to fund annual scholarships since 2013. The dollar amount may vary from year to year depending on available funds.
Each February, the ECF Scholarship Committee sends scholarship applications and information to area high schools. The program is also widely promoted through print and electronic media – providing links to our website and our on-line scholarship application form. The ECF Scholarship Committee reviews all information received from eligible candidates. An objective tool is used to score applications. To ensure that the Board’s decision process is as objective as possible, applicant names are known only to the Trustees serving on the Scholarship Committee. The successful candidates are contacted by the ECF Scholarship Chair in late May. All other applicants receive a letter of receipt from the Committee.
The scholarship is generally presented during Awards Night, or it may be mailed to the recipient, if appropriate. Any changes in policies or procedures will be included on the cover page of each annual scholarship application.
The ECF Scholarship Chair will request that the recipient attend a community event (Council meeting, community picnic, etc.) to share accomplishments and aspirations. The ECF Scholarship Committee supports this practice as an opportunity to demonstrate youth leadership, academic excellence and role modeling for other youth living in the community. It is also an opportunity for the Foundation to thank those who have supported the Foundation and inform those who may wish to include the Foundation in their charitable giving plans.
You will find the Scholarship Application on the next few pages. If you are applying for an ECF Scholarship, please make sure the year shown on the top of the form is the calendar year in which you will graduate.
Thank you for your interest in the Eastman Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program. The Trustees invite you to visit other links included on our Home Page to learn more about grants, projects and donations.