Greater Hewitt Chamber Scholarships

 

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The Greater Hewitt Chamber has always believed in helping our members and community. The Chamber focuses its efforts on giving back to our members and the communities we serve. By giving back in scholarships, we’re able to support education opportunities, develop a strong labor force, create business member internship opportunities, create education and business relationships and much, much more. Businesses appreciate an opportunity to associate their brand with supporting our youth! The Greater Hewitt Chamber Scholarship Fund, created in 2008, awards scholarships to Midway High School Seniors, seniors employed by or seniors that have a parent employed at a current member business, articulate by essay why they should be awarded the scholarship, and demonstrate by essay an understanding why the Chamber is important to them and to their community. Recipients are recognized each January at the GHCOC Membership Banquet! The 2023 banquet will take place on January 26, 2023 at The Base.

Eligibility: any Midway High School Senior, or, if you are a Senior and your parent / guardian is employed by a member, you may apply!

Requirements for consideration: Completed application, 2 essays, volunteer service (optional), business development initiatives (optional), current and past employment (optional), 3 e-mail addresses other than your own or an immediate family member for evaluations.

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Types of Scholarship Awards

Outstanding Community Service Award: $3,000
The Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Award ($3,000) recognizes those students who, by devoting their time, talents and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society’s well-being.

Eligibility criteria:

(1) Student has affected the Greater Hewitt community in one or more positive ways that foster long-term change to the public good;

(2) Employed an innovative approach to their service

(3) Stands out among peers as individuals whose service has produced extraordinary results.

Persons being nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion, and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities in one year. The charitable activities / events or service listed on the application cannot be part of the nominee’s job description or duties and the individual cannot receive any monetary or personal benefits from their involvement. A maximum of one Outstanding Community Service Award will be awarded each year. Award is based on eligibility criteria and may not be awarded every year.

The Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Award was developed to recognize those students who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. The student selected should serve as a role model for compassion, and service and be striving to make the world a better place. He/she should have a passion for helping others in the Greater Hewitt community. The student may have formed a community service org, devoted a significant number of hours to an existing community service organization, or in some other noteworthy way made a significant and positive impact on the Greater Hewitt community.

Please note if you are applying for Outstanding Community Service or Outstanding Business Development and are not selected, your application will be added back into the pool for Chamber Scholars consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Outstanding Business Development Award: $3,000
The Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Development Award ($3,000) recognizes those students who, by devoting their time, talents and expertise to foster and strengthen the Greater Hewitt business community, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the current or future Greater Hewitt business community.

Eligibility criteria:

(1) Student has affected the Greater Hewitt business community in one or more positive ways that strengthen the Greater Hewitt economy

(2) Employed an innovative approach to business development

(3) Stands out among peers as individuals whose commitment to business development has produced extraordinary results. A maximum of one Outstanding Business Development Award will be awarded each year. Award is based on eligibility criteria and may not be awarded every year.

Persons nominated for this award will have exemplified the spirit of entrepreneurship in creating or developing a new business that contributes to the economy of the Greater Hewitt area, taken demonstrable and significant steps toward a career that will make contributions to the overall economy, or have played a significant role in strengthening or revitalizing an existing Greater Hewitt business.

The Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Development Award was developed to recognize those students who are making significant contributions to their business community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. The student selected should serve as a role model for entrepreneurship, business development, and dedication to the strong business life of their community.

Please note if you are applying for Outstanding Community Service or Outstanding Business Development and are not selected, your application will be added back into the pool for Chamber Scholars consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Chamber Scholars Awards: $1,000
Chamber Scholars Awards ($1,000—minimum of 4 awards) recognizes those students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and personal qualities, often overcoming significant obstacles in the process.  Students who apply for Business Development and Community Service awards, but are not chosen, will be eligible for these awards.

All scholarship awards will be distributed through the recipients’ school financial aid office and may be applied to any portion of the school’s fees.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Thank you 2021-2022 Committee!

 

Chairperson Lindsey Skinner, Regina Martinez, Diane Gough, Suzi Pagel, Jean Ann Hoover, Frank Thomas, Jan Thomas and Michael Wyatt.