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The Christermon Foundation is a non-profit organization of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. It was established in 1987 to support worthy charities and develop a scholarship program. The mission of the Foundation is to demonstrate and promote a positive image for our industry within the community.


Caitlin DeClercq - Christermon Foundation 2013-2014 President
Caitlin DeClercq, The Wine Group, Christermon Foundation 2013-2014 President

HISTORY

The licensed California Beverage Industry offers college scholarships in amounts from $2,000 to $5,000 to qualified graduating high school seniors and eligible community college students who will attend an accredited four-year college or university based within the United States. Applicants must begin their college career during the Fall semester of the Foundation's scholarship application year.

This program is open to students planning to enroll in a four-year college or university immediately following high school graduation. A second program is open to students planning to enroll in a four-year college/university upon transfer to a four-year college/university. Specific qualifications are listed below. Additional pre-requisites apply.

Since 1988 the Foundation has awarded 4.7 million dollars to over 1,800 California students whose parents and/or grandparents are proprietors of, or employed by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor, beer or wine license.

Scholarships are sponsored and supported by manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers within the industry. The Foundation is proud to manage and maintain the scholarship program in its entirety for sponsoring companies.

APPLICATIONS

The Christermon Foundation is a non-profit organization of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. It was established in 1987 to support worthy charities and develop a scholarship program. The mission of the Foundation is to demonstrate and promote a positive image for our industry within the community.

Since 1988 the Foundation has awarded nearly 4.7 million dollars to over 1,800 California students whose parents and/or grandparents are proprietors of, or employed by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. The 2014 application is available now. Beverage Industry Scholarships are sponsored and supported by manfacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers within the industry. The Foundation is proud to manage and maintain the scholarship program in its entirety for sponsoring companies. Scholarship checks for the total amount donated by corporate sponsors are mailed directly to each student's college toward tuition and housing.

The licensed California Beverage Industry offers college scholarships in amounts from $2,000 to $5,000 to qualified graduating high school seniors and eligible community college students who will attend an accredited four-year college or university based within the United States, beginning with the fall 2014 semester. Students currently enrolled in a four-year college/university are ineligible to apply. Students planning to attend a two-year community college are also ineligible for this program.

Scholarships will be awarded to children, grandchildren, or legal guardians, of persons who currently hold full-time employment with, or who are proprietor of, a company holding a valid California liquor, beer or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, retail & wholesale grocery establishments, airlines, breweries, wineries, distributors, etc.

*Student employment with an establishment holding a California liquor license, and/or eligibility established through family relationship other than parent/grandparent/legal guardian, does not qualify for application to this program.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Student establishes eligibility through parent, grandparent, or legal guardian's full-time employment as outlined above.
  2. Student demonstrates outstanding community service as evidenced by a student-written essay.
  3. Scholarship recipients will be honored at one of two gala awards ceremonies planned for Summer 2014. Attendance at the awards ceremony is prerequisite to receiving the scholarship.
  4. All applicants winning scholarships will receive notification of their placement for the program by June, 2014.
  5. For the application to be considered, all directions on the application must be followed exactly with attention to deadlines.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

   HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
  1. Upon high school graduation, student will attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2014 term/semester and enrollment status of freshman/full-time (12+ units).
  2. Students participates in specific extra-curricular high school activities, as defined on application.
  3. Include with your application a 8.5 x 11 typed, double spaced ESSAY (not to exceed 2 pages) to the following prompt:

    "Include with your application a two page essay. Specific instructions will be given after you complete the application worksheet and click Generate my Application. You must include this 8.5 x 11 typed, doubled spaced essay that cannot exceed 2 pages. This essay will be closely evaluated for your on-topic submission, your attention to page setup and will account for 50% of the application process. It will be edited for impartiality and submitted for evaluation to a panel of twenty individuals. Essays will be critically evaluated for addressing the prompt. You will receive the prompts once you 'GENERATE THE APPLICATION'"

    PLEASE NOTE: YOUR WELL-WRITTEN ESSAY, CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE REQUESTED PROMPT, WILL COUNT FOR 50% OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

  4. Application must be postmarked by February 1, 2014

   COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
  1. Students enrolled in a 4-year college or university prior to to Fall 2014 are ineligible for our scholarship.
  2. Student transfers to an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2014 term/semester and enrollment status of junior/full time (12+ units).
  3. Student transfers with a 3.0 GPA.
  4. Include with your application a two page essay. Specific instructions will be given after you complete the application worksheet and click Generate my Application. You must include this 8.5 x 11 typed, doubled spaced essay that cannot exceed 2 pages. This essay will be closely evaluated for your on-topic submission, your attention to page setup and will account for 50% of the application process. It will be edited for impartiality and submitted for evaluation to a panel of twenty individuals. Essays will be critically evaluated for addressing the prompt. You will receive the prompts once you 'GENERATE THE APPLICATION'
  5. Application must be postmarked and sent to the address below by February 1, 2014

MAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Mail completed application
postmarked on or before February 1, 2014 to address given on your generated application.

All applicants will receive a confirmation card from us indicating that your application was postmarked by of 2/1/14. The confirmation card will be sent by 3/1/14. If you do not receive a card, we DID NOT received your application. Please contact us immediately through our website, at the 'contact us' link. At that time you will be required to supply us with 'proof of mailing.' The Christermon Foundation cannot be responsible for applications lost in mail delivery.

Click here for 2014 High School Student Application
Click here for 2014 Community College Student Application.

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