2017 VDTA Convention

VDTA / Espstein Scholarship


VDTA/Bernie Epstein Scholarship CriteriaPlease review the following criteria before proceeding to the application:
1 Recipient must become enrolled as a fulltime undergraduate student at an accredited college or university maintaing a minimum of 12-credit hours per semester.
2 Applicant/Recipient must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale) in high school and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in college.
3 Applicant/Recipient must be a dependent of a VDTA Dealer Member or a dependent of a VDTA Dealer Member’s employee. Dealer Member must be current with their membership for student to apply, receive, and continue to receive VDTA/Epstein Scholarship.
4 Applicant must submit a fully completed and signed application, to include:
  1. Personal Information: Applicant’s name, local address, permanent address, phone number, gender, date of birth, etc.

  2. Parent/Guardian Information: Parent/guardian’s name, permanent address, and phone number.

  3. VDTA Dealer Member Referral: Dealer member’s name, company, address, and phone number.

  4. VDTA Dealer Member Letter: Reference letter from VDTA Dealer Member (100 words or less) stating why this individual should be considered for the VDTA/Epstein Scholarship.

  5. School Information: Recommendation of a school teacher/counselor, including teacher’s and counselor’s name, school address, and phone number.

  6. Certified School Transcript (high school and/or college).

  7. Completed Essay – Career Objectives: Completed essay (100 words minimum) which must state educational objectives and how those objectives will relate to a planned future career.

  8. Completed Essay – Extra-curricular Activities: Completed essay (100 words minimum) describing extra-curricular activities applicant has participated in which demonstrates:

    • Love of sports and/or
    • Community involvement and/or
    • Humanitarianism and/or
    • Leadership

  9. 3 Letters of Reference: Letters of reference from a minimum of three (3) additional individuals (does not include dealer reference letter) attesting to the applicant’s demonstration of the above attributes listed in 4h.
5 It is expected that the recipient of the VDTA/ Epstein Scholarship will accept the award in person at the VDTA annual convention and trade show. VDTA will provide recipient’s travel, lodging, and meal expenses.
6 The scholarship recipient must submit to the Scholarship Committee a certified grade report at the end of each college semester. This will help in determining the recipient’s eligibility to renew the scholarship each year (for a maximum of four years).
7 Consideration for the VDTA/Bernie Epstein Scholarship is not based on financial need.

NOTE: Scholarship money is paid only as long as the recipient is an undergraduate student. Money is awarded in $2,500 increments per school year with a maximum paid of $5,000. Not every student will receive $5,000. Total scholarship dollars are determined by the student's year in school at the time of the award.

Conditions of this criteria may be changed without notice.