Metal Exchange Corporation Morris Lefton Memorial Scholarship

The Metal Exchange Corporation Morris Lefton Memorial Scholarship program was established to support the academic aspirations of the children and grandchildren of employees of Metal Exchange Corporation. Students will be selected to receive the Scholarship who have evidence of goal attainment, perseverance, a positive work ethic, integrity. Students must enroll full time as an undergraduate student at an accredited, nonprofit two year or four-year college, university or technical school in the United States. Applicants who demonstrate unmet financial need will be given preference in the selection process. Up to four $2,000 Metal Exchange Corporation Morris Lefton Memorial Scholarships will be awarded. Recipients may apply for renewal consideration for up to three additional years of funding. Seniors in high school, high school graduates, and those currently in college are eligible and encouraged to apply for consideration.

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must
• be the dependent child or grandchild of a qualified Metal Exchange Corporation employee (two years of full time employment)
• demonstrate evidence of goal attainment, perseverance, a positive work ethic, integrity
• have achieved a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4 point scale (or the equivalent) at the time of application
• plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited two or four year college, university or technical school in the United States
Note: applicants who demonstrate unmet financial need will be given preference

Evaluation and Selection
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of the submitted essays, academic achievement and promise for future success, activities outside the classroom, and the strength of recommendations received on his or her behalf. Evaluation and selection, including determination of financial need are the responsibility of the St. Louis Community Foundation. No identifiable information of any kind will be shared with Metal Exchange Corporation personnel except the name, contact information and college for those selected for awards.

Notification
Applicants will be notified of their status in the competition by mid-May. The award check will be mailed in early August to the college the award recipient will attend. Information about renewal applications will come from the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Questions? Contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation at scholarships@stlgives.org or 314-880-4960.

Eligibility, financial need, and award amount for this scholarship program will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation. This scholarship program, as component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Donor
Lefton Family
Award
$2,000, renewable
Deadline
05/01/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide your student identification number at the college you will attend.
  2. Are you the dependent child or grandchild of an employee of Metal Exchange Corporation?
  3. Has the parent or grandparent who works for Metal Exchange Corporation worked full time for the company for two years or more?
  4. Provide the full name of the parent (or legal guardian) or grandparent who works for Metal Exchange Corporation
  5. Provide the address of the parent or grandparent who is employed at the Metal Exchange Corporation. Include the home number, street, city, state, and zip code.
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