Frank and Ruth Bila Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Orange County Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding and the number of qualified applicants.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Orange County in California.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the preceding two years of high school or college.
  5. Must be between 17 and 30 years of age.
  6. Must enroll full time.
  7. Must wish to pursue a career in the field of restaurant or hotel management.
  8. Must be a graduating high school senior, high school graduate, or current college/university student.

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

Description: Graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, or current college students between the ages of 17 and 30 in Orange County who wish to pursue a career in the field of restaurant or hotel management are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate financial need, and enroll full time.

Application requirements for the Frank and Ruth Bila Scholarship are:

  • Essays (1 req.
  • 1 opt.)
  • Recommendation letter
  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • EFC
Additional Information: The Frank and Ruth Bila Scholarship is open to students in Orange County who are graduating high school seniors, high school graduates or current college/university students who wish to pursue a career in the field of restaurant or hotel management. Recipients will be selected in the summer.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, depending on the level of financial need, cost of tuition, available funding and any other special circumstances. Award amount will be determined at the discretion of the scholarship review committee. Awards may be renewable and eligibility will be based on the scholarship criteria.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available from the Orange County Community Foundation website and must be completed online. Each applicant must create an account using his/her username, chosen password, name and email address. The applicant will be matched with corresponding awards based on his/her responses within the application. In addition to the completed application, the student must upload his/her most recent official transcript; his/her expected family contribution (obtained from the Student Aid Report received after filing the FAFSA); information regarding his/her or his/her parents' most recent income tax return; an essay of no more than 600 words addressing the topic listed; an optional special circumstances essay of no more than 600 words; and contact information for two references. Upon submission of the student's application, each reference will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.
Contact: Michelle Abril
Address: 4041 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 510 Newport Beach, California 92660

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