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ATTN: PEF Division 240 members

Scholarship applications due 6/11 

By SHERRY HALBROOK

PEF Division 240 at the state Insurance Fund is accepting applications for college scholarships of $1,000, $500, $250, and $125.

Applicants must be a dependent or immediate family member (mother, father, son, daughter, spouse or domestic partner) of a PEF Division 240 member. Applicants are required to provide proof of full-time or part-time enrollment at an accredited college or university for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, or a college-acceptance letter for fall 2021 to an accredited college or university.

Applicants must submit a 600-1,000 word essay on “What Positive Effect has the COVID Pandemic had on your Work/Job, Schooling and/or Daily Life?”  Essays must be double-spaced and typewritten.

The two highest-scoring essays submitted by full-time students will be chosen as winners of the $1,000 scholarship.  All remaining essays will be submitted for a random drawing to select the winner of a $125 scholarship.

The two highest-scoring essays submitted by part-time students will be awarded $500 scholarships.  All remaining essays will be submitted for a random drawing to select the winner of a $125 scholarship.

The two highest-scoring essays submitted by college-bound students will be chosen as winners of $250 scholarships. All remaining essays will be submitted for a random drawing to select the winner of a $125 scholarship.

Scholarship applications, typewritten essays and college transcript/college acceptance letters must be received at the PEF Div. 240 P.O. Box 5191, Albany NY, 12205 by Friday, June 11, 2021.  Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

At least five entries must be received in each category (Full-Time, Part-Time, College-Bound) for the major scholarships to be awarded. If this threshold is not met, there will be up to two $500 scholarships, up to two $250 scholarships, and up to two $125 scholarships awarded for Full-Time, Part-Time, and College-Bound students based on the number of entrants.

Application forms are available here.