Westbrook Chemical Engine Company No.1 Scholarship Information

  • Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. Scholarship
    Sponsored by the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. Westbrook, CT

    Purpose – The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the children of members, retired members and eligible members of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. in leadership and service through higher education.

    Eligibility
    Candidate must be a resident of Westbrook and the child or grandchild of a member or retired member, in good standing of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company, Inc. The candidate may also be an active member, in good standing, of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc.
    Candidate must be of good moral and ethical character.
    Candidate must be a member of the graduating senior class of his/her respective high school or be an active member of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc.
    Candidate must intend to pursue higher education through an institution of higher learning (i.e., a four year college, a junior college, a nursing school, etc.)
    Candidate must be a citizen of the United States.

    Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Committee will consist of a minimum of five (5) regular or retired members of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. who will be appointed by the Chief. The Chief shall appoint one (1) member of the committee to act as chairman. The duties of the committee in selecting the recipient may include a consultation with the high school principal, vocational director, teachers and clergy, as they may deem necessary. Any member of the committee who has a relative in the graduating class or special interest in any particular candidate will automatically disqualify for that year.

    Basis for Selection – The recipient of the scholarship shall be determined by consideration of the following basis in this order:
    A. Character, leadership, service
    B. Need for financial assistance
    C. Scholarship (grades)

    Procedure to Apply
    A. Each applicant must apply to:
    Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc.
    Post Office Drawer 691
    Westbrook, Connecticut 06498-0691
    Not later than May 1st in a letter of application stating his/her aims and purposes in seeking higher education
    OR
    Westbrook High School students must submit their applications to the school office not later than May 1.
    B. Each applicant must submit an up-to-date, signed copy of his/her school transcript.
    C. Candidates must state their relationship to the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, whether they are the member, or which family member is a member.
    D. Each candidate can be called for a personal interview by the committee.
    E. The candidate must complete a 200-300 word essay that lists interest, ambitions, concerns, and/or specific plans for the future.

    Procedure of Award – The recipient will not be informed in advance of the decision of the committee and no public announcement will be made until the time of the formal presentation at the next monthly meeting of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. This presentation will be made prior to the graduation exercise at the winner’s respective school. An alternate and second alternate will be chosen but not announced, in case the principal recipient does not enter an institution of higher learning. The scholarship check shall be written directly to the school of the recipient, after the student is enrolled or in actual attendance. In case the student ceases to attend an institute of higher learning, the alternate will receive any refunds of money. In the event, there is no alternate chosen, all monies remaining will be returned to the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. If the student awarded the scholarship and the alternates do not go to an institution of higher learning in that year, in the following year the sum can be awarded at the discretion of the committee. All letters of application shall be filed in the Chief’s office for the use of the committee only. The decision of the committee shall be final.

    Amount of Award – The sum of $3,000 will be awarded.
    Note: The rules stated above are not to be changed, consolidated or modified in any way without the expressed written consent of the Westbrook Chemical Engine Company #1, Inc. Any requests to make changes must be submitted in writing.