March 11, 2013

Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship for International Applicants

Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Audiovisual communications & related
Course Level: Undergraduate (post-secondary)
Provider: Michael Vergauwen Fund
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Michael Vergauwen Scholarship is a $5,000 grant for third- and fourth-year college students and graduate students who are dependents of employees or employees of InfoComm member organizations.

The Michael Vergauwen Fund supports post-secondary education for a career in the audiovisual (AV) industry. The memorial fund honors Michael Vergauwen's achievements in the AV communications industry and his participation in and leadership of InfoComm International.

The Fund is administered by the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF), which is a non-profit charitable and educational organization chartered to support the audiovisual communications industry, bringing manufacturers and dealers together to improve the industry through education and research.

Eligibility
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be a spouse, child, stepchild or grandchild of an employee of an InfoComm member organization or an employee of an InfoComm member organization in good standing at the time of application.
  • Awarded one-time only to 3rd or 4th year students of 4-year degree, 2nd year students of 2-year degree programs or graduate school candidates.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) verified by a transcript from college attended.
    • The application requires the most current and available college transcripts.
    • Transcripts must be official transcripts and should be sent directly from each school attended to ICIF.
    • Where GPA is not based on a four point scale please provide an explanation or equivalent
Selection Criteria:
The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to dependents of employees or employees of InfoComm member organizations.

Eligible groups
Citizen of ANY country who satisfy the eligibility criteria above

Participating Institutions
Any accredited and approved institution worldwide can participate

Fields of study
All fields and courses in the audiovisual communications industry

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Inquire from providers

Scholarship benefits
An award amount of $5000 (applicable for payment of tuition only) is given out. Awards will be sent to the school (not to students) and administered by ICIF and your college/university so that your tuition is prepaid by ICIF.

OTHER BENEFITS:
Complimentary InfoComm Affiliate membership for one school year

Method of Application
The application requires the most current and available college transcripts. Transcripts must be official transcripts and should be sent directly from each school attended to ICIF. To apply for the 2013-2014 Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship, you must fill out an application by the deadline date below. You may also read about the winners of this scholarship on the official website (link to it is below).

Mail Transcripts To: 
International Communications Industries Foundation
11242 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Attn: Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship

It is important to read the Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship Guidelines(pdf), and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.

DEADLINES:
You must fill out and submit an application on or before the last Friday of August every year. For the current session, applications must be received by Friday, August 30, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE:
Applicants will be notified of their award status via US Mail and/or email provided a current email address is provided (email is preferred). Awards are expected to be made by early September 2013 and the winners will be posted on the Scholarship web page at www.infocomm.org/scholarships. You are encouraged to check the web page regularly for updates.

Scholarship awards are distributed once a verification form has been received from the recipient. The awards are typically divided into two payments of $2500 for each semester.

InfoComm International established the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) to address the industry's need for a high-quality workforce.

The purpose of this scholarship is for dependents of employees or employees of member organizations to pursue a technical degree to be applied to an audiovisual career or to pursue an advanced degree to be applied to an audiovisual career.

Application Deadline: 30 August 2013
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application(Infocomm Scholarship page)
More Scholarship Information and Application(Infocomm Official homepage)

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