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Attention All High School Seniors! $2,500 ‘Future Business Leaders’ Scholarship

Get a head start and get your application from the Chamber Office now! This scholarship is open to any student who resides in the City of Glen Cove and who will be entering their senior year in the fall of 2009, regardless of high school attended. The deadline for applications is October 1. Scholarship funds will be awarded with proof of your college registration letter.

The 2009 scholarship recipient will be awarded on Sunday evening, October 25 at The Celebrate Glen Cove Gala Event with a free ticket for admission. Parents will be offered tickets to attend at a discount from the usual charge by the Chamber.

 

Criteria:

All students must be residents of Glen Cove and attending a public or private school.

80 or above average from your junior year in 2009-10

Two letters of recommendations, other than family members

Cover letter: Briefly describe yourself, your achievements, extracurricular activities, community service activities etc.

 

Scholarship Essay:

To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must provide proof of eligibility including name of parent(s) or guardian, home address, (see application form for details including deadline.)

The applicant must provide an essay of no less than 250 words and no more than two pages (double spaced – 10 or 12 point type) on the following topic: Survival and Growth of My Local Business in a Period of Economic Crisis.

Rules for the Essay:

1. Select a Local Glen Cove Small Business. This must be a locally owned business that sells products directly to the community (stores, restaurants, salons, and similar). Include the name and address of the business in the body of the essay. This will now be YOUR business.

2. Do not select commercial/industrial large businesses or national/regional chains. Do not select professional businesses (e.g. doctors, lawyers, CPAs).

3. Pick one or two key approaches, based on your knowledge of the business you have chosen, to use to promote or maintain this business in an economic downturn. Your aim should be to maintain market share or increase it.

4. The essay should be a logical progression of your approach with a clearly defined opening and closing.

There is no restriction on unique or out-of-box approaches as long as you fully support your thesis.

NOTE: Failure to follow the rules will result in immediate disqualification. All submissions must be typewritten. If you have any questions, ASK before you begin to write.

Be Creative and Good Luck!

For more information and an application, contact the Chamber Office at 676-6666.