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2016 James A Ditch Education Fund Scholarships
The James A Ditch Education Fund and the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium are pleased to announce the application process is open for the 2016 James A Ditch Education Fund Scholarships.
- be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units
- be enrolled in at least one automotive/transportation course
- have successfully completed at least one automotive/transportation course
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- provide one letter of recommendation from an automotive/transportation instructor
- provide current unofficial college transcripts
Scholarship: $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded
Deadline: All applications must be received by September 30th, 2016 to be considered. The awardees will be announced in November 2016 and presented at the Jim Ditch Golf Classic November 15th, 2016 to be held at Tilden Park Golf Course in Berkeley, CA in conjunction with the California Transit Association Annual Meeting, November 16th to 18th
Veterans Benefit Scholarship
VeteranAid.org offers detailed information on a veterans’ pension benefits that helps senior veterans pay for costs of care. We want to continue to urge college students to consider the sacrifices our military has made for our country and think about ways we can give back to and improve the ways we currently help the military men and women who have served the United States.
Scholarship: Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Veterans and military are urged to apply for the scholarships, although it is open to all current college students.
Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on the following essay topic: Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.
Deadline: December 31, 2016. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2017.