GEORGIA MINING FOUNDATION 2015 FRANK YOUNG FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP Information Sheet The Endowment for Education Program was created to raise funds for grants and scholarships; however, to be differentiated from the GMF Scholarship Program that provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors, the Endowment scholarships are intended for a four-year course study at the undergraduate level and for graduate students who are pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree. The Endowment Program will serve to “nurture a student into the mining industry” by enhancing the student’s education not only with financial assistance, but also with direct contact with the Georgia Mining Association and it’s members throughout the student’s entire education. High school seniors attending schools in Georgia are eligible to apply. In March 2015, GMF will award a four-year scholarship, which will pay $1,000 per year for four years. The scholarship awarded for the year 2015 will be given in honor and recognition of a person whose dedication and commitment to the mining industry is virtually unsurpassed: Frank Young. The following criteria are used in the decision-making process to determine the scholarship winners. The applicant must: 1. have been accepted by Georgia Institute of Technology, Mercer University or Southern Polytechnic (a copy of the acceptance letter must be attached); 2. attain a minimum score of 1300 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (this includes Verbal, Math and Writing); 3. be in good academic standing; 4. receive a faculty recommendation (teacher or counselor) and approval from the principal or headmaster of the school. The recommendation (maximum one page) should address the following personal qualities: integrity, written/oral expression, extra-curricular activities, personality, motivation, initiative, leadership and community involvement; 5. answer three of eight questions (see attachment). Each essay must not exceed one page in length per question and must be typed; and 6. provide a copy of high school transcript. A representative of the Foundation will recognize the recipient with a certificate during their high school’s Honor’s Day ceremonies. Deadline for the Application and Letter of Recommendation is January 30, 2015. The Georgia Mining Association is comprised of over 40 mining and mineral producers who have operations in 112 counties in Georgia. The Association also includes more than 175 other companies that provide the mining industry with supplies and services. These companies have a significant impact on Georgia with more than 7,000 persons directly employed in the companies’ operations.
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