The Foundation for Workforce Mobility works in cooperation with our regional relocation councils to support a student scholarship program for high school seniors and undergraduate students. Students apply via a regional relocation council, in this case the Minnesota Employee Relocation Council. One student will be selected for the regional scholarship and that student is automatically entered into the WERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility scholarship pool. As a result, there is an opportunity to be awarded funds from both MERC and the Foundation. The minimum regional award is $500.
To qualify for participation in the scholarship program, students must:
Have relocated for any reason (corporate relocation, personal relocation, temporary move for a study exchange program, attended an ex-pat school, moved under refugee or asylum seeking conditions, moved/will be moving for the first time from home to new school/college, etc)
Submit an essay/video (of not less than 1,000 words and in Word format not a PDF, or 3-5 minute video) that, at a minimum addresses the student applicant’s challenges and experiences encountered while relocating or preparing to relocate to his or her new home and school, as well as any successes achieved. It should include your personal story and lessons learned as a result of the transition. It is recommended, but not required, that the essay/video contain any advice the student applicant would give to another preparing to relocate.
Students will be selected based on academic performance, recommendations from instructor, coach or mentor of such applicant or any others who have knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities, the applicant’s motivation, character, ability, or potential, and plans to pursue a post-secondary education.
The Foundation for Workforce Mobility will award scholarships prior to the last day of the month of August, and Regional Group must distribute funds accordingly.
The above information and our application can be found here. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.