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9/25/2013 6:00:00 AM
Elks Vocational Grant applications available
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BLYTHE - The California-Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA) says applications are now available for $58,000 in vocational grants. Grants are $1,000 each with an option to renew for one more year.

The program is open to any American citizen in California or Hawaii who is planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tech) course, above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level. Applicants need not have A high school diploma or equivalent GED. The program is open to men and women and judging is equal. While graduating seniors may apply, it is not limited to high school students. It is open to all prospective students who require training or retraining to compete in the workplace.

The definition of an eligible program shall be comparable to that contained in the federal vocational legislation. It is defined as a two-year or less vocational/technical program culminating in an associate degree, diploma, or certificate but less than a Bachelor's degree. Students planning to transfer to a four-year school to pursue a Bachelor's degree are not eligible. A student must plan to carry a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (or equivalence) each term. An academic year is a minimum of nine (9) months of continuous full-time study.

Blank applications are available through the Scholarship Chairperson, Rande Sederstrom at 760-861-8385. Or it can be downloaded at http:/

Related Links:
• Elks Vocational Grant application

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