The Kentucky Automatic Merchandising Council (KAMC) announced that the application deadline for its ‘The Good Life’ scholarship is May 23, 2014. ‘The Good Life’ scholarship program is in honor and memory of Mark Barsotti, longtime owner/operator of Vendfresh Food Service. Barsotti was a visionary and industry leader, an active member, avid supporter and honored board member of the KAMC, according to the release. The KAMC board established this scholarship for the KAMC members, member companies and their families to advance education opportunities for college-age students and adults continuing their education.
KAMC has developed a scholarship fund of $5,000 to be awarded for the 2014 to 2015 school year. The monetary award amount of each scholarship depends upon the response but will not be less than $500. Therefore, the number of scholarships awarded will vary between one and ten per year, again dependent upon the response.
Previous scholarship winners from 2013 are not eligible to apply for the 2014 scholarship. Applicants must be someone employed or the immediate family member of an employee of a KAMC member company. The company must be a KAMC member in good standing for the current and past two consecutive years. The applicant must be a full-time student accepted or currently enrolled in a two-or four-year undergraduate or graduate college degree program; or accepted or currently enrolled in a vocational or trade school or an adult enrolled in a continuing education program in a Kentucky college. Each scholarship applicant must submit an essay and in 500 words or less: ‘‘Describe your vision of a ‘Good Life’ and include the steps you think are necessary to achieve it.’’
Application submission dates are between Jan. 1, 2014 to May 23, 2014. Any applications postmarked or submitted after May 23, 2014 will not be eligible for a scholarship.