Western Fraternal Life Association is pleased to announce that student members are eligible to win 25 National Scholarships. The Management Team looked carefully at increasing the number of wfla scholarships. The Board of Directors voted to approve this increase at the October board meeting as they recognized the need for additional scholarships because of the increasing costs of tuition. They also saw the need to honor student members who excel at community service and to offer an opportunity for the non-traditional student (age 25 and older) who may be making a career change and needs new training. This adds 15 new scholarships to the original 10 National Scholarships previously available.
The 25 National Scholarships include the following:
One Four-year Academic Scholarship, $1,000 per year for a total of $4,000.
Two $1,000 Scholarships to either Community College or Vocational/Trade School
One Community Involvement Scholarship, $1,000
One Non-Traditional Student Scholarship, $1,000
Each applicant must have been a member for two years prior to application. The application will be the same for all scholarships, and the judges will award one four-year scholarship out of the applicant pool, with the maximum of 4 four-year scholarships outstanding at any time. An applicant may win a four-year scholarship only once. The applicant must maintain a C average each year of a four-year scholarship and plan to or be enrolled as a full time student at an accredited school. An individual may apply for a one-year scholarship up to two times for a total of $2,000.
How to apply
The scholarship application is not accepted until after September 15. The application and all materials must be received no later than March 1.
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For additional information or to receive an application, please contact the Fraternal Department at 1-877-wflains or email@example.com.
State and Lodge Scholarships: Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Oklahoma currently offer state scholarships. Many lodges also offer lodge scholarships to members of their lodge. You are eligible to enter and win the national, state and lodge scholarships. Contact your lodge secretary for more information or click on the links below to download a pdf application.
- The applicant must be a wfla member in good standing for two (2) years prior to the application deadline.
- Members are eligible to win a four-year scholarship only once.
- The four-year scholarship applicant must show proof of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or C average each year.
- Members who receive a $1,000 scholarship are eligible to win the scholarship twice for a total of $2,000. Members must apply each year.
- Applicant must be accepted or attending as a full-time student at a College/University or Vocational/Technical Institution for an entire school year. A copy of the verification must be included.
- Recipients of other wfla scholarships, lodge, district or state, are eligible for the wfla National Scholarship.
- WFLA will award twenty-five (25) scholarships annually up to $1,000 each, limited to tuition, books, and incidentals. These 25 will include one four-year academic scholarship each year, at $1,000 per year, for a total of $4,000.
- Scholarships are awarded on academic ability based on the appropriate test scores, school and community involvement, and financial need.
- One $1,000 scholarship (of the 25) will be awarded to an applicant with outstanding volunteer community service.
- One $1,000 scholarship (of the 25) will be awarded to a non-traditional applicant, age 25 and up.
- Please submit the following records by March 1st:
- Fully completed scholarship application form with essay attachment
- High school transcripts
- SAT and/or ACT test scores
- Acceptance letter from a college/university or vocational/technical school, if currently not attending.
- College/university or vocational/technical school transcripts, if currently attending.
- Termination of membership in wfla will automatically terminate the scholarship.
- Scholarships will be made directly to each student’s school for tuition and books.
- Western Fraternal Life Association will not be responsible for the student’s conduct, personal affairs or debts incurred while receiving scholarship funds.
- If a recipient’s studies are interrupted by illness, accident, or other extenuating circumstances, he or she may request the scholarship be held for him or her during that time. Any such interruption must be reported promptly to the Fraternal Manager for action.
- wfla will screen applications for eligibility as a member in good standing for two years, but will not engage in making evaluations or selections. Information on candidates for these scholarships will be processed by an impartial committee.
The wfla National Scholarship is a NONCONTRACTUAL benefit, subject to change by the Board of Directors.Top
- Selections will be made by a committee from the educational/business community independent of wfla.
- All applications and other academic information must be received by wfla no later than March 1st. The scholarships will be announced in May and awarded in August for the school year beginning in August.