The Educational Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2005 by the California Association of Collectors (CAC ESF). The CAC ESF is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. All donations are tax deductable. Tax ID Number 56-2521491.
The scholarship requires a simple one-page application and an essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years". The scholarship is available to any California high school senior for their use at any accredited college, university, or trade school.
For high school students living in or going to school in Bloomingdale, Roselle, or Medina, the Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539 is helping to sponsor the 2005-2006 Paul Powell Essay Contest, which is an essay contest for students in the State of Illinois. Specifically, the estate of Paul Powell provides a Trust Fund for a Paul Powell Scholarship and for many years, the VFW has been offering this opportunity to the many young people looking for financial assistance in furthering their education. The essay contest is overseen by the Director of the Safety Program for the VFW Department of Illinois.
FYI: 2005 Margaret McKinley Memorial Student Scholarship Student Scholarship Essay Competition and renamed in memory of the late Margaret McKinley in.