Northern Ohio AFP Scholarship
The Association will award an academic scholarship to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student pursuing a degree in business, including, but not limited to the areas of accounting, finance, computer science and marketing. The award is intended to help defray the educational expenses for the student's current academic year. The amount, number and frequency of the awards will be reviewed annualy by the Scholarship committee and the Northern Ohio AFP board of directors.The minimum award will be $1,000.00.
Full time graduate students or undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors pursuing an education program that will prepare them for a career in treasury or financial management. Candidates must have achieved an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale and a GPA in their major area of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale. First preference will be given to current paid up members of NOAFP and their immediate family members. Second preference will be given to students attending approved colleges in the geographic area served by the NOAFP. Approved colleges will be determined annually by a joint decision of the Scholarship Committee and the NOAFP board of directors. The decision will be based on an evaluation of each college's involvement and support of the NOAFP during the past calendar year.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE
Students interested in applying must submit the following:
1. Completed scholarship application form.
2. A one page summary of academic achievement including the applicant's GPA (overall and major area) and a list of all relevant courses taken or completed.
3. Proof of unmet financial need as defined in the "Selection" section.
Applications must be postmarked by June 30 of the current year and mailed to:
NOAFP Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 31215
Independence, Ohio 44131
A committee comprised of the Scholarship Committee and the NOAFP board of directors will make the final selection. If one of the aforementioned individuals or their direct relative is under consideration for the award, that individual will not be involved in the selection process. The selection criteria will emphasize the potential for a successful career in corporate treasury management, not solely academic achievement. Financial need will be considered to the extent that the student has unmet need. Unmet need is defined as the net amount of current tuition that is being paid out of pocket by the student. Those students who have their tuition completely covered by grants, scholarships, or by their employer will not be eligible.
Once a candidate is selected and their credentials are verified, the candidate will be recognized and the scholarship will be presented in the form of an electronic ACH to the recipient by the end of September. The candidate is strongly encouraged to attend the annual Idea Exchange meeting to be acknowledged by the association. Attendance to the Idea Exchange is offered free as well as an annual membership to NOAFP, as a part of the scholarship award. Additionally, the recipient will receive two complimentary vouchers to the monthly meetings.
Funding for this scholarship will be based on a combination of the following items:
Direct grants from the NOAFP
Donations received from individual members, member corporations and member banks.
2014 Barbara Markland, NEOTMA member, Ashland University, $2,500
Vincent Demarchi, son of NEOTMA member Christine Bidwell, Carneige Mellon, $2,500
Kevin Kussmaul, John Carroll University, $1,250
Jennifer Sloat, John Carroll University, $1,250
2013 Anne Marie Shaffer, daughter of NEOTMA member Denise Shaffer, Miami of Ohio University, $2,000
Daniel Farnworth, Case Western Reserve University, $2,000
Kavitha Bagavandoss, Kent State University, $1,000
2012 Anne Marie Shaffer, daughter of NEOTMA member Denise Shaffer, Miami of Ohio University, $2,000
Giorgio Vitale, Case Western Reserve University, $1,000
Jacqueline Lanham, The University of Akron, $1,000
2011 Ashley Cary, NEOTMA member, Ashland University, $2,000
Yelena Zinina, NEOTMA member, Cleveland State University, $750
Chris Linderwell, Case Western Reserve University, $750
Elena Cilenti, daughter of NEOTMA members John Cilenti and Denise Cilenti, OSU, $750
The winner of the scholarship will bear all tax consequences as a result of receiving this award. The NOAFP reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time.