Fund ID:
5549SCWest

Fund Category:
Scottsdale Community College

Fund Type:
Memorial

Fund Notes:

Scholarship recipient should be an ACE high school graduate attending SCC - open to all with previous ACE experience. Area of study should be STEM degree (astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering sciences, geology, math and physics) or an Applied Science degree (e.g., nursing, nutrition, etc.) A minimum GPA of 2.75 (in college classes - e.g. ACE program) is required to earn/renew the scholarship. If a recipient does not maintain the required GPA to renew the scholarship, the renewal will be discussed by the selection committee. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need The scholarship is available for renewal up to six semesters The Annette West Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide a payout for two recipients at equal percentages of each recipients tuition and fees until such time that the award exceeds 50% of the total cost of registration and fees for an academic year. - At such time that the endowment payout exceeds the 2 initial awards at 50% funding, the payout shall be utilized to fund a 3rd scholarship and will add scholarship ad infinitum. - If at some future point there are greater funds available then students meeting the funds criteria, the award committee may, at its discretion, consider awarding to recipients who were not ACE high school students and/or who otherwise do not meet the funds criteria set forth herein. The student recipients will work with the SCC Development Department to communicate their progress on an annual and ongoing basis. The recipients shall write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Annette West Memorial Scholarship Fund Donors" thanking them for their gift and delineating their focus in school, relevant background and history, intentions upon completing school and any other personally relevant information that the student feels comfortable sharing. Recipients will be chosen by selection committee and, where possible, include the donors(s) in the selection process. The selection committee must include more members than donors, such that the donor(s) does/do not comprise a majority, as per IRS regulations. The selection process will be managed by MCCF in accordance with the criteria specified within this endowment agreement. Students will apply in accordance with the MCCF application process.

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