The IRWA grant may range from two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) to one thousand dollars ($1000.00) and will be made to a student to defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning.
Disbursement of the money will be made upon presentation of winner's college or university invoice as proof of full-time enrollment. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the student. The scholarships will be awarded to children or stepchildren of IRWA member employees, board members, city council members, or mayors; students must be 26 or under by September 1 of that school year.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete the application form in ITS ENTIRETY (TYPEWRITTEN) BY COMPLETING ALL BLANKS. If an item is not applicable please place an N/A in the blank. Upon completion return it to the IRWA Scholarship Committee by the entry deadline, April 1, 2015.
All applications will be first screened on the basis of leadership responsibilities in community and school activities as well as grade point average. The scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the number, length of commitment, and quality of leadership responsibilities in community and school activities, awards, honors, academic record, career goals, and financial need. Applicants will be evaluated on a comparative basis at the sole discretion of the committee.
Decisions will be final. Application material and decisions of the committee shall be confidential. Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipients name and/or likeness for purpose of promotion.
Should the parent of the scholarship award recipient leave the employment of the IRWA member for any reason, the student will no longer qualify for the award.