SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you for your interest in the Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship (LBMS) sponsored by Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF).  The scholarship began in 1993 to provide assistance to CVRF Residents who wish to pursue careers but might not otherwise be able to further their academic education due to financial need.

The LBMS scholarship is a competitive program, meaning that applicants compete against each other for approved funding.  The amount of LBMS scholarship awards vary based on GPA and number of classes being taken.  Awards are paid directly to the selected school and may be used to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and required fees. 

CVRF now only accepts online applications. No paper form applications will be accepted. Before an online application is filled out, a residency verification needs to be completed. Once a student's residency has been approved an online application may be filled out. 

CVRF encourages residents to apply for scholarships and enhance their skills for the benefit of the CVRF region

Deadlines to apply are:

Fall 2020
 Open June 1 - July 17

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, the following must be submitted collectively (incomplete submissions will not be accepted):

 

Initial Application

1. Complete the online Residency Verification at http://workfishhope.coastalvillages.org. 

2. Submit a completed online initial scholarship application once you've been verified as a resident, at http://workfishhope.coastalvillages.org. Application must include:                              

a.     Personal Statement (1 page typed)    

·     What are your educational and future career goals and how do you plan to achieve them?

·     What encouraged you to pursue your educational and career goals?

·     What will you do to contribute to the community upon completion of your educational and career goals?

The statement must not be a copy of an identical statement used in prior CVRF scholarship applications  

b.     Acceptance letter from an accredited college or university or provide a current letter of good academic standing from the school

c.     Two reference forms or two letters of recommendation (Reference Form)

d.     Most recent college/high school transcripts (from the most recent school attended)

·     Recent: if you have attended a college or trade school, do not send your High School transcript

·     The transcript must be an official copy

·     It cannot be a Microsoft Word or other modifiable document

e.     Class Schedule

·     List of all classes you are registered to take in the upcoming semester

·     It cannot be a Microsoft Word or other modifiable document


* Screenshots of any document will not be accepted

 

Renewal Application

 1.  Complete the online Residency Verification at http://workfishhope.coastalvillages.org 

 2.  Submit a completed online renewal scholarship application once you've been verified as a resident, at http://workfishhope.coastalvillages.org. Application must include:

a.     Personal Statement (1 page typed)

·         What are your educational and future career goals and how do you plan to achieve them?

·         What encouraged you to pursue your educational and career goals?

·         What will you do to contribute to the community upon completion of your educational and career goals?

b.     Recent college transcripts

·     The transcript must be an official copy

·     It cannot be a Microsoft Word or other modifiable document

c.     Class Schedule

·     List of all classes you are registered to take in the upcoming semester

·     It cannot be a Microsoft Word or other modifiable document

* Screenshots of any document will not be accepted


CONTACT

Your local CVRF representative, the CVRF main office at 888-795-5151 or scholarships@coastalvillages.org