The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students. These include persons who are past high school age and who are entering a college, university, or trade schools and/or the workforce for the first time, non-traditional students already enrolled in a college/university or trade program, are re-training due to changes in the workplace, or who otherwise are not the traditional college or trade school student, recently finished with high school.
The ASIST Scholarship Program helps provide financial support to adult students in a variety of transitional situations. The goal of the ASIST Program is to enable recipients to improve their self-esteem and to have a positive impact on the recipient’s personal life, employment, family, and community.
In addition to the Chapter ASIST, there are twelve corporate awards (payable in USD) given annually. Corporate candidates are selected from Chapter winners.
Awards are provided for the recipients’ education and related expenses to aid them in obtaining the necessary educational skills to help achieve career goals and objectives.
Related expenses include tuition, books and mandatory fees from schools (such as lab fees), and child care. Not included are such things as rent, utility payments, travel expense, or repayment of student loans. Checks for Chapter and Corporate scholarship awards are paid directly to the respective college or university. Scholarship awards are valid for two years from date granted. Unclaimed awards will be returned to the Chapter or Corporate B/C/DP accounts for redistribution.
Selection criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Financial need
- Socially, physically and economically challenged adults
- Responsible for small children
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Clearly define career goals and objectives
- Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
- Utilize re-entry programs available through colleges/universities, community agencies and service groups or career professionals
- 18 years of age or older
- Applicant must reside within the boundaries of a EWI Chapter
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