Conference and Certification Scholarships

2009 Conference Scholarships

Stratus Insurance is generously offering two scholarships to the 2009 Annual Conference!
The scholarships will cover Conference registration, 4 nights hotel stay at the Miramonte Resort and Spa and $500 in cash for travel and other expenses.

Scholarship Based on Need

One scholarship will be based on need. Applicants must fill out a questionnaire including an essay of between 500 and 1000 words explaining why they are in need of this assistance and how it would benefit their business. The link is in the Member Area of the website, under “Conference Scholarships”.
Deadline for submitting the application is February 15, 2009.

Scholarship Based on Contribution

The second scholarship will be awarded to the member who receives the most Golden Soap Bubbles for referring new members to the HSMG through the Referral Program (Member login required) during our February Annual Membership Drive. (In the case of a tie, the person who got the total Golden Soap Bubbles first will be the winner.)

Certification Scholarships

Kelly Bloom of Southern Soapers® Fragrances is generously offering four (4) Certification Scholarships for 2009 to members. Each scholarship will cover the registration cost of one Certification Exam.
Deadline for submitting the application is February 15, 2009.

Scholarships Based on Need

Three scholarships will be based on need. Applicants must fill out a questionnaire including an essay of between 500 and 1000 words explaining why they are in need of this assistance and how it would benefit their business. The application form is available in the Member Area under the Certification section.

Scholarship Based on Contribution

The fourth scholarship will be awarded based on a contribution to the industry and must be nominated by another individual. The Nominator must complete a questionnaire including an essay of between 500 and 1000 words explaining the contribution and why the Nominee deserves the scholarship. Nominators do not need to be HSMG Members, but Nominees must be current members in order to be considered. Administration of the Scholarships

Scholarship Administration

The Scholarship Committee will receive all applications and review them for completeness. Once all applications have been received, they will be forwarded to the Selection Panel, who will make the final decision. The selection panel consists of: Marie Gale, President, HSMG; Daryl Stafford, Stratus Insurance; Kelly Bloom, Southern Soapers; Jackie Thompson, Gaily Rebecca Soaps and prior HSMG Board Member; and Sr. Cathleen Timberlake, Secretary HSMG.

Posted by Maria Gelnett,
for the Conference and Certification Committees

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