P-250 Scholarship 2017
The P250 Endowed Scholarship was created to recognize outstanding student contributions in the areas of leadership and service to the College and the Greater Albion Community.
A group of Albion College students came together during the 1971 academic year and collected money to establish an endowed fund to honor former Albion College President Bernard T. Lomas. Those students raised more than $250,000 to create the Bernard T. Lomas Project P250 Endowed Scholarship. The number 250 comes directly from the $250,000 raised in endowment funds.
The purpose of the Project 250 Scholarship is to encourage students to contribute to significant improvements of self, campus, and community. Award recipients will be determined:
- Based on the applicant’s broad range of activities and without regard to financial need.
- On the basis of the applicant’s leadership contributions as measured by the quality of the applicant’s involvement with activities and organizations.
- On the contribution to the applicant’s personal goals in higher education.
Award & Eligibility
The 2017 Scholarship amount will be $10,000 – $12,500 per recipient and 7 scholarships will be awarded.
To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at Albion College and have obtained Junior class status, defined as completing 14 academic units. Graduating Seniors are not eligible, but Seniors who are returning for an additional semester(s) may apply.
It is anticipated that the Project 250 Endowed Scholarship for 2017-18 will be $10,000-$12,500 per recipient. Because of the value of this scholarship it may impact your financial aid eligibility. If you are receiving other Albion College assistance those funds may be replaced with the P250 Scholarship. We encourage students to apply for the P250 Scholarship to be recognized for their leadership achievements and contributions while understanding that any funds awarded may replace Albion College grant assistance.
Recipients of the Scholarship will have their funds applied to their college account in two installments, half of the money will be applied in the fall semester and the other half applied in the spring semester. You must be a full time student, and enrolled both semesters in order to receive the full funding.
To apply, a candidate must complete the following three items:
- Online application form (with embedded essay questions) found on this web site.
- Completed grade and social status release form, turned into the Campus Programs and Organizations Office located on the 3rd Floor of the Kellogg Center.
- Two personal recommendations, one of which must be a Albion College Faculty or Staff member, who can provide additional insight to the Selection Committee on your extra-curricular contributions.
A selection committee comprised of faculty and staff members will review applications and determine the recipients of the P250 Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Sleight Leadership Dessert Awards Program.
P250 applicants are expected to attend the Sleight Leadership Dessert Awards Program to either support the new scholarship winners or to accept a scholarship. In addition, recipients of the P250 Scholarship will be asked to write a thank you note to be sent to Alumni that were instrumental in establishing the P250 Endowed Scholarship.
Note: Revision of the P250 Scholarship
The College has worked with Alumni who were part of the creation of the P250 Endowed Scholarship to revise the application process, eligibility, quantity and amount of the Scholarship prize. These new parameters create a process to the P250 Scholarship that is different than in years past.
Briton Bash will be held Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM on the Campus Quadrangle. Featured at the event is Albion College's Student Organizations. New and returning students will have the opportunity to explore the opportunities provided by membership in these organizations.
In case of rain the event will take place in Upper Baldwin.
Dining and Hospitality Services will be providing a campus picnic during the Briton Bash. All students, including non-board students, can eat at the picnic for free with your Albion College ID. Additionally, all faculty, staff and their families can eat for free too. Baldwin Hall will not be open for dinner this evening.
For employees wishing to bring guests, you will be able to purchase meals with Dining and Hospitality Services at the picnic. The price for guests will be $6.36 for each additional guest.
Participation in Briton Bash is reserved for current Albion College Clubs and Organizations, Interests Groups recognized by Campus Programs and Organizations and Albion College Departments / Programs. Due to limited resources, Briton Bash cannot accommodate outside parties, such as community orgainzations, businesses, politicial candidates and other similar organizations/causes.
All registered student organizations, interest groups, and are invited to participate. Registration can be found here.
Registration for academic or campus departments can found here.