b'ScholarshipApplicants Needed! Each May, WPMA awards nine scholarships with a payout of up to $4,000 to graduating high schoolSCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATIONseniors. One scholarship is awarded in each of the eight by Kathy Michaelis, WPMA states, and one scholarship is awarded to a stu-WPMA Scholarship dent applying through an Associate Member company. Coordinator WPMA Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors, and the son or daughter of a full-time employee of a WPMA member or associate member company. High school seniors who currently work part-timefor a WPMA marketer member, and have worked at their job for more than 90 days, are also eligible toapply for the scholarshipsEach year, the number of students applying for a WPMA Scholarship in their state is very small, which makes the probability of receiving a scholarship quite high for those who apply. In recent years, the number of students applying for the WPMA Scholarships has been decreasing. There have even been years when there have been no applicants from one of the WPMA states. Some of this may be due to consolidations and buy-outs, but it may also be attributed to the students not be-ing informed about the WPMA Scholarships available. In 2021, a Member-at-Large scholarship was created, to be used when there were no applicants from one of the WPMA states. This scholarship is open to the students applying through a WPMA state association, who havent already been selected as the scholarship recipi-ent for their state. Two Member at large scholarships have been awarded thus far.How does your state measure up?HAWAIIHawaii joined WPMA in 1993, but did not begin receiving the WPMA Scholarship until 2006. To date, Hawaii has had 17 of a possible 17 recipients. These students have received $57,500 of the $60,000 in schol-arship money available to students from Hawaii.IDAHO Idaho began the WPMA Scholarship in 1990. To date, Idaho has had 33 of a possible 33 recipients. They have received $110,000 of the $124,000 in scholarship funds available to students from Idaho. MONTANA Montana began the WPMA Scholarship in 1990. To date, Montana has had 33 of a possible 33 recipients. They have received $98,500 of the $124,000 in scholar-ship funds available to students from Montana.WPMA News / Fall 202239'