FAQ

Frozen & Refrigerated Association of the Northeast (FRANE)
2012 Scholarship Award Program

What is the eligibility requirement to apply?
1. You or an immediate family member (mother, father, grandparent, sister, brother, spouse or guardian) must be an employee of a company which is a member of the Frozen & Refrigerated Association of the NorthEast and be employed by the member company from the date of the student’s application through June 1, 2012.

2. Your high school or college transcript must show academic excellence. Minimum grade requirements are B- or 2.8 Grade Point Average (GPA).

3. You must be a high school senior or college undergraduate applying to or enrolled in an accredited two or four year program. Graduate students are not eligible.

If I have won a FRANE Scholarship in the past, can I still apply?
Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements above, you can apply for the 2012 FRANE Scholarship program.

How should the information be submitted for consideration?
All applications and information must be postmarked by April 30, 2012 and be mailed to FRANE, PO Box 6377, Wolcott, CT 06716. Faxed information will not be accepted.

Can my transcript be sent separately?
No, each applicant’s information must come as a complete package and be postmarked by April 30, 2012.

What should my essay be about?
Your essay should be about a charitable experience, achievement, or risk that you have taken and its impact on you. It cannot be one that has been used with a past submission for a FRANE Scholarship. Also remember, these essays are a large part of the criteria and should be professional in its appearance, typed, grammatically correct and free of spelling errors.

In the past, we’ve submitted an activities form, is that still required?
The information about activities is still required, however the format has changed. The requirement is a resume format submitted with your application and information.

When will I be notified if I’ve won or not?
Each scholarship winner will be notified by June 30, 2012 and every applicant will receive a letter in early July, whether or not you have been selected as a scholarship recipient.

How is the Scholarship award paid?
The scholarship checks are made out to the college or university and sent to the applicant’s home address. They are mailed to arrive by mid August 2012.

What can the scholarship money be used for?
The checks are made out to the college or university and sent to the applicant. The purpose is to allow the applicant to work with the college or university to apply the monies appropriately.

What if I or an immediate family member work for a company that is not a member of FRANE?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for the scholarship program. However, FRANE continually works with companies throughout the Northeast on membership opportunities and would be happy to talk with representatives from your company. If they join and pay full membership dues prior to March 31, 2012 and you can meet the published deadlines, you would then be eligible to apply for this year’s program.

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