KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

National Programs Committee

 

CRITERIA FOR AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

1.      General

 

A.     The administration of the awards, grants and scholarship programs will be under the direction of the National Programs Committee. This committee will be chaired by the National Vice-President or may be chaired by other national officer or a financial current member designated by the National President and will consist of one representative, appointed annually, from each of three local chapters.

 

B.     The amount for each award category will be determined annually and will be a part of the KHSNAA Executive Board budget approval process.

 

C.     Complete awards packets will be provided to members of the KHSNAA Executive Board. Chapter presidents will make application materials available to chapter members who are eligible and who wish to sponsor an applicant.

 

D.     Each chapter must appoint a scholarship chairperson who will screen the completed applications before submitting to the National Programs Committee.

 

E.      Properly submitted applications will be evaluated by the National Programs Committee. Applications may be submitted for both the Prunty and the Education awards, but applicant is limited to one award.

 

F.      All awards and grants winners will be informed of the results of the evaluations and the official announcement of recipients will be made during the banquet at the annual reunion.

 

G.     Award recipients should make every effort to be in attendance at the banquet to receive the award. When such attendance is not possible, the recipient may designate in writing someone who will accept the award in her/his name. KHSNAA funds are not available for awardee transportation to the reunion site.

 

2.      National Programs Committee

 

A.     The awards package, including all deadlines for acceptance, must be assembled and mailed to Executive Board members by March 31 or soon as feasible thereafter of the reunion year. Notification will be sent to all at-large members indicating the availability of application materials upon their request.

 

B.     Upon receipt, all applications are prepared for evaluation. For purposes of objectivity, all personal identity items are deleted from the applications prior to submission to the evaluators.

 

C.     Completed evaluations are returned to the chair of the programs committee for the final tally to determine applicants who are to receive awards.

 

D.     The National President will be given the results of the evaluations.

 

E.      The chair of the programs committee will prepare a final report, including budget, to be submitted at the national business meeting.

 

3.      Awards, Grants and Scholarships

 

A.     U.H. Prunty Scholarship (Minimum $500.00): A scholarship to an eligible applicant who must be related to an association member whose membership was active the year preceding application or to a former member who is deceased.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a high school graduating senior with at least a "B" average or its equibalent and who has been accepted for admission to an institution of higher learning.

 

B.     Education Award: An award to an eligible applicant who must be related to an association member whose membership was active the year preceding the application or to a former member who is deceased.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a high school graduating senior with at least a "C" average or its equivalent and who has been accepted for admission to an institution of higher learning.

 

C.     Continuing Education Award: An award to an eligible applicant who must be related to an association member whose membership was active the year preceding the application or to a former member who is deceased.

To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled in an Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Degree program in an institution of higher learning maintaining at least a C average or its equivalent.

 

D.     Human Services Grant: A competitive grant (minimum $500.00) available to local chapters for the purpose of supporting specific non-profit service organizations in their service area.