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    Scholarship Application Instructions


    The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance and value of young leaders in the Bloomington community. The Chamber of Commerce is offering multiple scholarships for graduating seniors from Jefferson High School and Kennedy High School who exemplify the characteristics of being a Bloomington Future Leader (BFL). The ideal recipient should challenge himself/herself academically, be a part of Business/Marketing Education courses, and show passionate involvement in school and in the community.


    Recommended Scholarship Criteria

    • Enroll and participate in two Business/Marketing courses
    • Participate in a minimum of one Bloomington Future Leaders Business Conference
    • Participate in community service project(s) through BFL, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce or independently
    • Verify acceptance of admission at a post-secondary institution



    Students must electronically submit the following materials by March 15, 2017 to Please make sure to include your name on all documents.

    1. Click here to print the Scholarship Application Form.
    2. Answer the following short questions in a Word document.

    a. What is the most important business lesson you have learned and why is it the most important? This lesson can be one you learned in class, through BFL activities, working, etc. (approximately 250 words)

    b. Talk about a significant challenge you have encountered and how you overcame it. (approximately 250 words)

    3. Submit a resume.

    4. Submit unofficial transcripts.

    5. Submit a copy of an admission letter to a post-secondary institution.


    Top candidates will be notified in late March 2017 to set up an interview with the Scholarship Review Panel. Interviews will be conducted in early to mid April 2017, and scholarships will be awarded shortly thereafter. Scholarship disbursement is dependent on student’s proof of enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year at an institution of higher education.


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