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 no later than May 23, 2014 to be eligible. The packet MUST include the following:
- 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.
- A 500 word essay written by the child. The subject of this essay should be: “Is Your Federal Government Working For Or Against You?” Please explain and give examples of your opinion.
- 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 with the dates of graduation ceremonies.
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:
7141 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, Mo 65109
Packets received after May 24, 2013 will be disqualified.