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SPY's Newsletter 1/4/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter #236

(1/4/23)

The SPY’S Community Foundation

Scholarships Application Deadline

Is Coming Soon

March 15, 2023, 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.

· Applicant must have two teacher recommendation letters. These must be returned directly to the SPY’s to the address below, by the March 15th deadline. Recommendation letters must be received in order to be considered.

· Applicant must also provide two non-school / non-family member “outside” recommendation letters. These must be returned directly to the SPY’s to the address below, by the March 15th deadline. Recommendation letters must be received in order to be considered.

· 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-school applicants are also 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 SPY’s, due to acceptable unusual circumstances, grants a written waiver.

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


· Required recommendation letters should be mailed to:

SPY's Scholarship

C/O John Fisher

6625 W Grand Ledge Hwy

Sunfield, MI 48890

Three 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.

The SPY’s also award the “Lade Military Service Honorarium” for students entering the military, as well as the “Richard Lenon Award” that is based solely on Community Service.

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

This year will mark the 37th year of the awarding of Scholarships. Thus far, over $288,000 has been awarded to 197 graduating seniors.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: Hope, but never expect. Look forward, but never wait.

· Notable Quote: “Nothing spoils a good story like the arrival of an eyewitness.”---Mark Twain

• That’s Puny Department: I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.

• Did You Know Section: The only head coach in University of Kansas basketball history with a losing career record is James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.

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 Community 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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