• Paul and Jeannie Morris Education Trust Scholarship Available

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    March 11, 2019
    DATE:  March 11, 2019

    Union Savings & Loan Association (USLA) serves as trustee for the Paul and Jeannie Morris Education Trust.  The trust provides for a full-tuition academic scholarship to be awarded each year to CHS students who demonstrate financial need.  USLA has released the following scholarship guidelines.  Deadline for submitting application is April 19, 2019.  A secure pdf link is available below to open and download a printable version of this scholarship application:

    2018/19 Need-Based Academic Scholarship Guidelines

    The Paul and Jeannie Morris Education Trust was established to provide “for the payment of post high school education costs for one or more financially needy students from financially needy families."  Post high school education shall include enrollment at trade schools, technical schools, apprenticeship programs, and/or colleges and universities, not to be limited by geographic location.
    You must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship:
    (1) Total household gross income must be less than $80,000.00 (verification will be required for selected recipient(s))
    (2) Currently enrolled as a senior of Connersville High School
    (3) Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college, technical school, or apprenticeship program
    (4) Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. (on 4.0 scale)
    (5) Possess a positive attitude, a desire to learn, and a strong work ethic

    The Paul and Jeannie Morris Education Trust Scholarship provides for the complete financial payment for all post high school education expenses, such as: tuition, books, class materials, and reasonable room and board. Any financial award granted shall be reduced only by State and Federal aid that the student is reasonably entitled to (so long as such aid does not have to be repaid).
    Scholarships granted by the Paul and Jeannie Morris Education Trust are intended to support a student’s educational pursuits for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis; however, scholarships may be revoked, without advanced notice, due to a student’s poor attendance, poor academic performance, dishonesty, perceived lack of desire, perceived lack of academic effort, and/or perceived involvement in activities by the student that are unacceptable based on law or common morality. Transcripts and/or semester grade reports may be requested, from time to time, to determine ongoing eligibility.
    Tuition fees will be paid directly to the college, technical school, or apprenticeship program. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to the Trustee an invoice for tuition and fees each semester as it becomes available.

    Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on April 19, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
    Please mail one copy of your completed application to:
    Union Savings and Loan Association
    c/o Trust Department
    P.O. Box 366
    Connersville, IN 47331

    The applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of independent volunteers from the local community.  Scholarship winners will be notified the week of May 13th.
    Please submit any questions to: dmathews@uslabank.com

    A secure pdf copy of the application can be opened and downloaded by clicking HERE.

    Derrick Matthews, Vice President & Trust Officer
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