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Bill and Joyce Coborn Memorial Scholarship*

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist Coborn's employees and their dependents in their pursuit of a private high school or post-secondary education. The scholarships are named in memory of Bill and Joyce Coborn.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • High School, High School Senior, College Student, Graduate Student
  • ONLY: Coborn's Inc. employees or their eligible children. Any Coborn’s employee with one year of service or their dependent (up to age 25) of any eligible employee can apply. Student must be a full-time student attending a private high school, or any technical, community or 4-year college, or pursuing a graduate-level degree to be eligible for the scholarships.
  • Planning to attend or attending: Private high school or two-year or four-year college (full-time enrollment).

Available Scholarships: 10 - $1,000 Scholarships

Renewable: Student may reapply each year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1st

Scholarship Application Process: Online applications only.

Items you will need to complete the online application:

  • Application General Questions
  • Essay: Single page, double space: Describe a meaningful volunteer, community or work experience. What did you learn and how will you take this into your future?
  • Statement of Need and Responsibility: Briefly share a personal, life, or family circumstance affecting your need for this scholarship.
  • List of Activities for: 1) Community Service i.e. civic and church volunteer activities; 2) Extracurricular School Activities i.e. school activities that are not graded; and 3) Work Experience
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters of recommendation are required. Recommendations need to be from non-family members. Letters will need to be in PDF format.
  • Electronic Transcript:
    • High School Students: You must enter your guidance officer’s email address into the application at least 5 days prior to the deadline. This will allow your guidance officer to add your transcript to the application prior to the deadline.
    • College Students: Must obtain a transcript from the college registrar office and upload as a PDF. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they are signed by the registrar’s office.

Other Notes: Senior photo and photo release will be required of recipients. The donor wishes to recognize recipients in news releases, corporate newsletters, and other publications.

Dates to Remember:

  • May: Recipients will be notified via email in early May.
  • June 15: Recipients must sign their scholarship agreement and provide college information. CommunityGiving will verify that you are enrolled as a full-time student at the college.(Full-time enrollment is typically 12-16 credits)
  • June: Inform your college that you have received the scholarship.
  • September 1: Generally, full payment will arrive at your college unless otherwise notified.

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