Deadline Nearing for AVB 2020 Scholarship Applications

By Alan Wolf, YSN

Do you have a child in or entering college? Or know a relative or employee who does?

If so, it pays to complete the AVB 2020 Scholarship Awards application. Next year, as it has for nearly two decades, AVB will award $2,500 scholarships to four deserving collegians (three undergrads and one graduate student).

To enter, qualifying students must submit a minimum 500-word essay on one of three topics and provide a short (one minute or less) video on how a college education will benefit the student’s future.

Applicants will also be asked to list their high school GPA, and any awards and extracurricular, volunteer and/or community activities.

The online application form is available through the Backroom Member Portal and must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2019. Recipients will be notified on Feb. 1, 2020, and checks will be issued prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester pending receipt of their college course schedules.

The Scholarship Awards are an AVB tradition that have cumulatively provided tens of thousands of dollars over the years to help children of members, relatives and employees defray the cost of tuition, textbooks and living expenses.