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SPY's Newsletter 1/21/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #175

(1/21/22)

SPY’S Community Foundation

Scholarship Application Deadline Nears

March 15, 2022, is the deadline for applications to be in for the SPY’s Community Foundation sponsored scholarships. Each year awards are made from the Scholarship Fund to deserving graduating High School seniors.

The criteria for application is as follows:

· Applicant must be a resident of the Sunfield Area; (i.e.: lives within the boundaries of the old Sunfield Elementary School attendance area).

· Applicant must apply in writing on the forms provided by March 15th. of the year of graduation.

· Applicant must provide a high school transcript.

· Completed teacher recommendation forms must accompany a submitted application in order to be considered.

· Applicant must also provide a non-school / non-family member “outside” reference using the form provided. This must be returned directly to the SPY’s by the March 15th deadline.

· Applicant must have demonstrated some sort of community involvement.

· Applicant should be able to document leadership ability or qualities, and be a well-rounded individual.

· Home-schooled applicants are eligible, but must submit SAT or ACT scores, and at least three (3) letters of recommendation from people outside their immediate family.

· This is a one-time award.

· If a scholarship winner, you must be able to show proof of college registration to receive money.

· Scholarship recipients must claim their award by the end of the calendar year in which it was awarded, or automatically forfeit, unless, the President or Treasurer of the Foundation, due to acceptable unusual circumstances, grants a written waiver.

· The decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee is final and not subject to appeal.

The Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) and the Sunfield Community Foundation are asking you to also be aware of the expansion of their Scholarship Program.

Two years ago the Scholarship Program was expanded to cover any area student that wishes to enter a trade. The following is the basic criteria for this new opportunity:

Sunfield SPY's Community Foundation Trades

Scholarship / Award Applicant Criteria

· Applicant must be a resident of the Sunfield Area (i.e.: lives within the boundaries of the old Sunfield Elementary School Attendance Area).

· Applicant must apply in writing on the form provided by March 15th of the year of graduation.

· Applicant must provide a high school transcript.

· Home-school applicants are also eligible, but must submit SAT or ACT scores.

· This is a one-time award.

· If a scholarship winner, you must be able to show proof of college registration to receive money.

· If applicant is entering an apprentice program, a cash “Tool Allowance” award will be made upon presentation of documentation of at least six-months employment in an apprentice program.

· The decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact John Fisher at 517-648-0969 or email at

john.sandrafisher@gmail.com.

Applications for either Scholarship / Award Program are available on-line at the SPY’s website at www.sunfieldareaspys.com., or through the Lakewood Guidance Department website.

If you know of a graduating Senior from the area, please encourage them to apply!

This year will mark the 36th year of the awarding of Scholarships. Thus far, over $272,000 has been awarded to 194 graduating seniors.

Next SPY Meeting

The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held this coming Tuesday, February 8th. starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building. Please note the location change! Guests are always welcome!

Contributions

· Joyce Klotz made donations in memory of Gene Klotz and Brad Klotz.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think what a privilege it is to simply be alive!

• Notable Quote: "If you do not read the news you are UNiNFORMED, if you read the news you are MISINFORMED.”---Mark Twain

• That’s Puny Department: Did you hear about the limbo champion that walked into a bar? He was disqualified.

· Did You Know Section: More Africans have access to cell phone service than piped water and electricity.

Notices

1. If there is any organization or business out there that has something they would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to submit it to this Newsletter and we will help publicize it. There is no charge. We are glad to provide this means as a public service to help keep the community informed.

2. If you are looking for further information about the SPY’s events---Corporate or Platinum Sponsorship information---

scholarship forms---youth sports reimbursement forms---past SPY newsletters---etc.---just go to the SPY website at

www.sunfieldareaspys.com.

3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Newsletters, just send me an email at

john.sandrafisher@gmail.com with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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