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The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that in celebration of our 20th Anniversary, WithIt will give 20 scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution. Fifteen scholarships are available for students and 5 will be given to professional women in the home and furnishings industry who are continuing their education.

Our scholarship goals were made possible by a generous donation from

 

Please submit the appropriate application for each scholarship:

Student Scholarship

Professional Woman's Continuing Education Scholarship

You can direct any questions to director@withit.org.

 

Student Scholarship Eligibility:

The applicant must be a a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application. Scholarship funds must be used for tuition at an accredited institution of higher learning by the date given with the scholarship.

Application Process:

Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:

  1. A complete application form signed by the student and where applicable by the student's parent or legal guardian.
  2. An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school or student's faculty advisor.
  3. An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office unless applicant is a returning student
  4. Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
  5. A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
  6. A high resolution (300 dpi) photo of the candidate.

These materials should be sent to:  

WithIt Scholarship Program
PO Box 16264
High Point, NC 27261

Selection Process:

Judging will be based on the student's academic performance, as reflected in the grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, and curriculum selected. Subjective judging criteria will include essays, references and a statement of personal goals. Special emphasis will be placed on involvement in extracurricular activities and the community. Financial need will be considered.

The Selection Committee will consist of a panel of three individuals chosen by the Scholarship Committee and approved by WithIt's Executive Committee. Preference will not be given to children of industry members.

Application Deadline:

The complete application must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2017.

To download a PDF version of the scholarship application form click here.

 

 

Professional Woman's Continuing Education Scholarship

The WithIt Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that in honor of our

20th Anniversary we will offer 5 tuition scholarships up to $1,000 each to professional

women in the home and furnishings industry who are pursuing a degree, certificate or professional certification during 2017.

Eligibility:

The applicant must be 25 years of age and have worked in the home and furnishings industry for at least 2 years. Must be enrolled in accredited program during 2017.

Application Process:

Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All submissions should include the following:

  1. A complete application form signed by the professional.
  2. A 300-500 word essay from the applicant on your career aspirations in the home and furnishings industry and why this course will benefit you or your business.
  3. Course description from institution or organization.
  4. Bill or estimate from the institution or organization showing the costs and fees.
  5. High resolution photo of the candidate. (plain background)
  6. The address of the Bursar or organization for release of the check should the professional receive the scholarship.

These materials should be sent to:  

WithIt Professional Woman's Continuing Education Scholarship Program
PO Box 16264
High Point, NC 27261

Selection Process:

Judging will be based on the essay, qualifications and course description. The selection committee will consist of a panel of four individuals chosen by the scholarship committee and approved by WithIt’s Executive Committee. 

 

Application Deadline:

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis as they are submitted to WithIt for courses during the year 2017.

To download a PDF version: continuing education scholarship application form

 

 

 

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