Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial "Everybody Matters" Essay Scholarship
The Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial “Everybody Matters” Essay Scholarship is open to the dependent children of employees of Barry-Wehmiller companies. Up to ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students to be mailed to the two or four year nonprofit college, university or trade school the student attends in the United States or Canada.
- be a dependent of a current employee of Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
- submit fully completed application, including the contact information for a letter of recommendation, and all required supporting documentation by April 15 deadline
- enroll full time as an undergraduate at a nonprofit college, university or trade school in the United States or Canada.
High school seniors, recent high school graduates, and current college students are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply for both the Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial Need-Based Scholarship and the Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial “Everybody Matters” Essay Scholarship but may not receive both.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of
- past academic performance and potential for continued success as demonstrated on the applicant’s transcript,
- the strength of the essay, and
- supportive recommendations from a teacher, counselor or supervisor.
Selection of the recipients and the scholarship amount will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation from information provided by the applicant, the school, and the recommender. The Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial Scholarship Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Community Foundation about the strength of the essays. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.” The following information will be shared with Barry-Wehmiller: name, contact information and college for those selected for awards.Notification
Application status will be changed from submitted to either offered or denied in June. Applicants can view their status by logging in to their Scholarship Central account. The scholarship check with a cover letter that includes the parameters of the program will be mailed in early August to the post-secondary institution the recipient attends.
The Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial “Everybody Matters” Essay Scholarship is a one-year award. Recipients may apply annually by completing a new application, including a new essay, in subsequent undergraduate years. Each year’s application will be evaluated independent of previous status.
The Marjorie E. Chapman Memorial Scholarship Program is administered by the St. Louis Community Foundation. Eligibility, award recipients, and award amount will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager, at the St. Louis Community Foundation at 314.880.4960.
This scholarship opportunity, as a 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.
DON’T FORGET: CLICK THE SIGN UP BUTTON ABOVE TO CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT (IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO) AND COMPLETE THE GENERAL APPLICATION SO THAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY!
- Marjorie E. Chapman
- Supplemental Questions
- I am the dependent child of a current employee of Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates
- Provide information for parent or guardian who works for a Barry-Wehmiller Company: Parent 1 Full Name
- Provide the Employee ID number from Workday for the parent or guardian who is an employee for a Barry-Wehmiller company.
- Name of the Barry-Wehmiller Company at which this parent is employed.
- City and State or City and Country of this company.
- Parent 1 Occupation or Title
- Parent 1 address (if different than yours). Include home number & street, city, state and zip code
- Parent 1 daytime phone number or cell phone number
- ESSAY: Drawing upon Barry-Wehmiller’s extensive variety of content about its Truly Human Leadership philosophy (Bob Chapman’s Everybody Matters book, TrulyHumanLeadership.com blog, Everybody Matters podcast, barrywehmiller.com, and BW’s digital channels including YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram), as well as your own personal experience, write an essay (500-1000 words) on one of the following topics or questions: A. Write a profile of a leader in your life—a teacher, coach, mentor, etc.—who practices Truly Human Leadership. Support your essay with examples of how this person is a people-centric leader; B. What should today’s leaders do to best lead Generation Z?; or C. What does it take to lead through crisis? Support your essay with examples of effective people-centric leadership that have come to light during any recent events or emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Essays should not include any names that identify the applicant or the parent who is a Barry-Wehmiller employee.
- To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your FALL transcript for the current academic year. The transcript should show your name, school, grades, and cumulative GPA. If you previously uploaded an earlier transcript, please upload a new transcript to your General Application and change your answer to the GPA question. If your college choice has changed, please update that on the General Application as well.
- SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
- SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL SECOND RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
- SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I certify that the information I have provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and I authorize the St. Louis Community Foundation and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information that applies to the consideration of this application. My signature also signifies that, if awarded, I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the St. Louis Community Foundation of any changes to my college plans and that I understand that some portion of scholarship awards I receive from any source may be considered taxable income if the total amount exceeds the cost of tuition and course related fees, supplies and equipment.
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