In today’s world, getting into certain colleges, even at the state level has become a most difficult challenge. Finding the means to pay for college tuition, room and board, is an even GREATER challenge. Add in a SAGGING ECONOMY, reduced pay and benefits for the parents who are helping to bear the financial burden for their children, and it can be overwhelming to say the least.
But in one city, Your City, the City of Sunny Isles Beach, “HELP” is an application away. For the past 2 years and now entering our third year, college scholarship assistance is made available to resident seniors who qualify and want to meet the criteria. Surely some will think right away there is a CATCH. But there is NOT, you simply have to meet the criteria required of ALL applicants and you are on your way. How badly you WANT to be a recipient is up to you. But if the desire and effort are there, so will be the $$$.
Those requisites are simple and most of our seniors already do them. How does it work? Well here it is:
Q: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR PICK UP OR ON LINE:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
Q: WHERE CAN I OBTAIN AN APPLICATION?
CITY GOVERNMENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR LOBBY DESK. PELICAN COMMUNITY CENTER, LOBBY DESK, 1ST FLOOR ON LINE AT CITY WEB SITE AT WWW.SIBFL.NET
Q: WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013, BY 5:00PM. APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 2ND FLOOR GOVERNMENT CENTER, WHICH IS OPEN 24/7.
Q: WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?
YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2013. YOU MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. YOU MUST HAVE SATISFIED YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WITH CERTIFICATION. THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL DETAIL ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIONAL SERVICE/ ACTIVITIES.
Applicants must complete and perform the requirements stated in the application process for eligible consideration.
Finalists will be notified personally by April 3, 2013. On behalf of the Scholarship Committee and the City Commission, we wish you good luck.
For any questions, feel free to call Chief Maas or Barbara at the Chief’s Office at 305-792-1895 or Mrs. Susan Simpson at C.C.S. 305-792-1706.