The purpose of the John Politte Technical Scholarships is to provide assistance to individuals pursuing a career in the technical or industrial fields through the Four Rivers Career Center or the East Central College Center for Work Force Development.

Individuals should be at least 18 years of age and have a GED or attending high school and applying for dual credit assistance.

Scholarships shall be used to help defray the cost of dual credit, tuition, books, lab fees or other expenses associated with the pursuit of the career study program/certificate.  Scholarships can be used for dual credit at ECC while a student at Four Rivers Career Center, one of the ECC Career Certificates Programs or an Associate Degree in technical career programs.

Individual must be enrolled in a qualified program with the scholarship grant being paid directly to the educational institution.  To receive additional grant installments for continuing semesters, each student must show completion of previous course work with a "C" (2.0 GPA) or better.

Scholarship amounts will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and will be based on need, cost of program, funds available and evaluation of the applicant by the Scholarship Committee.  Evaluation of applicant shall include the application content, recommendations, and how the committee feels the applicant has conveyed their desire to grow and develop as a contributing member of the community. Personal interviews may be conducted as a final step before awarding scholarships.

Attach the application along with at least one complete recommendation(s) from personal reference, counselors, instructors, or advisors.  Applications with supporting documents should be mailed to:

Washington Lions Club
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1393
Washington, MO. 63090-8393

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