Beverage Industry High School Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$3,750

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15

Saturday
Awarded By:

Christermon Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 38 awards were given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of California.
  3. Must have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is currently proprietor of, or employed full time with, an individual or company holding a valid California liquor or beer/wine license.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  5. Must plan to enroll full time.
  6. Must have participated in one or more of the following extracurricular activities during his/her junior and senior years of high school: community service, athletics, music or the performing arts. The activity must serve to benefit his/her school yet take place outside of regular school hours.
  7. Must be a high school senior who is planning to attend a four-year college or university.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to current high school seniors in California who have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a proprietor of an establishment with a California liquor license, or who is employed full-time by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. To be eligible, the applicant must have participated in one or more of the following extracurricular activities during his/her junior and senior years of high school: community service, athletics, music or the performing arts.

Application requirements for the Beverage Industry High School Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Letter of eligibility
  • Activities resume
Additional Information: The Christermon Foundation is a non-profit organization of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. It was established in 1987 to support worthy charities and develop a scholarship program. Once eligibility is established, the student community service essay, submitted as part of the application process, is edited for impartiality. All reference to the student's name, hometown, school and family affiliation is removed. The essay is copied and submitted for evaluation and rating by a panel consisting of college educators, foundation board members, the scholarship board, and selected members of the beverage industry. Results of the above are mathematically tabulated to arrive at an overall standing for each candidate. Final selection of scholarship recipients, along with individual monetary awards, are based upon results of the overall standings in descending order. Recipients will be notified by mail beginning June of the application year. All scholarship winners will be listed on the Christermom Foundation website beginning July of the application year.

Award Amount: $2,500 to $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Applications are available on the Christermon Foundation website. The application must be completed online. Once the application is completed, the student must print out the generated application and send it with all required supporting materials to the address provided. In addition to the completed application, the student must also submit the following materials: a statement on company letterhead, signed by relative under whose eligibility he/she is applying, which states the length of full-time employment and number of hours worked per week; an essay that follows the instructions listed online; and a completed 'Extra Curricular and Community Service Activity Reference Worksheet' (available online on the Christermom Foundation website). The student may be asked to submit an official transcript verifying his/her academic achievement. Further instructions will be given once the student has generated his/her application. The completed application and all supporting materials must be sent via regular U.S. postal mail. The foundation cannot accept any form of delivery that requires a signature (UPS, FedEx, etc.). Applications postmarked after the deadline date will not be accepted. Please note: The foundation will send confirmation of receipt of application to all students. If the student has not received confirmation by March 1, he/she should contact the foundation with proof of mailing.
Contact: x
Address: 26861 Trabuco Road Suite E, Box 90 Mission Viejo, California 92691

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