Scholarship Time Again

It is time for the MOCOA annual scholarship program again. The graduating high school student must be a child / dependent child or grandchild of a current member. MOCOA must receive the student’s scholarship application packet in their offices post marked no later than May 18, 2015 to be eligible. The packet MUST include the following:

  1. A letter from the MOCOA member who is sponsoring the child. It should include why they think the student is a good candidate for a scholarship and how they are related to the child.
  2. A 500 word essay written by the applicant. The subject of this essay should be: “Where Do You See The Future Of America Heading For Your Generation?” Please explain and give examples of your opinion.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from other members of the community (clergy, teachers, business owners, etc.) A listing of grade point averages, special training, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, employment, the college that the student is hoping to attend and which field they plan to go into after college graduation.

Remember to have a cover sheet that includes the child’s name, phone number and address, the sponsor’s name, phone and address, including work institution. Include the name, address and phone number of the school they current attend.

All of the above information is required and should be included to avoid being disqualified. Unfortunately, several scholarship packets have been disqualified in the past due to not submitting all required information.

Mail Scholarship packet to:

MOCOA
7141 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, Mo 65109

Packets post marked after May 18, 2015 will be disqualified.

SB355 Update

SB355, our hazardous duty pay Bill, was passed out of committee on 04/01/15 and will be on the legislative calendar hopefully to be voted on soon.

Please contact your Senators and ask them to support this legislation.

Announcement

On March 18, 2015, a Senate hearing was held on SB355. This bill is sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown of Rolla and it is the Senate version of our hazardous duty pay bill.

The bill was well received by the committee and drew lots of questions from committee members. This is usually a good sign of interest. Hopefully this bill will be passed out of the committee soon and can move forward.

Please take the time to contact your Senator and ask for their support.

Thank you,

Gary Gross, MOCOA Director