BIM Scholarship

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Program Description

 

 

 

THE PROGRAM

The purpose of the Program is to memorialize Ben Moyle by providing a perpetual annual scholarship available to his former employees and to their children and descendants and, for a limited time, to members of his profession.

The sponsor is the BI Moyle Scholarship Fund.  The fund has been endowed by friends and family of Ben Moyle.  

The Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship America of St Peter Minnesota. The donors have no control over the selection process.

ELIGIBILITIES

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in a full-time or part-time (6 credits or more) undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. 

Applicants must meet the criteria stated in one of the priority groups listed below. Recipients will be chosen from the following groups of people, according to the following priorities: 

First priority group: Full-time employees of BI Moyle Associates, Inc. of Edina, Minnesota on July 26, 2001, who otherwise qualify. Any beneficiaries named in Ben Moyle’s will are excluded from this group. 

Second priority group: If no persons from the first priority group apply in any year, then the award will be given to a child or other direct or adopted descendent, who otherwise qualifies, of any employees described above. Any beneficiaries named in Ben Moyle's will are excluded from this group, but their children and descendents are not excluded if such children or descendants are not named in the will.

 If in any year prior to the year 2015 there is no qualified applicant from the above two groups, then a candidate may be selected from the following described group: 

Third priority group: All persons who were employed on July 26, 2001 by companies who were licensed users of BI Moyle Associates Inc. products on July 26,2001 and worked as a VSE programmer. VSE in this context means the "Disk Operating System Virtual Storage Enhanced" programming language for IBM mainframe computers. 

This third priority group will have no consideration in 2015 and subsequent years. Any beneficiaries named in Ben Moyle’s will are excluded from this group. 

 

AWARDS

Awards may be used for undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. 

The program will utilize standard Scholarship America recipient selection procedures including the consideration of past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. These standards will be used to set minimum requirements for purposes of determining eligibility, and will be used within each priority group to select the most qualified applicant. 

Financial need is not a requirement for qualification of a recipient but may be used as criteria in choosing between equal candidates within the same priority groups. 

The authorized distribution for one new award each year is up to the full amount of earnings in the fund (less administration fees and an appropriate adjustment for inflation.) Amount will vary from year to year based on earnings and will be rounded to the nearest $25. The actual amount of the award will not be known until August of the application year, but an amount between $4000 and $10,000 is anticipated.

Full-time students will always be given preference in the selection process, within each priority group. If a part-time student is the selected recipient, the award must be proportionate to the ratio between the credits taken and a normal full-time credit load. If a part-time student recipient is chosen, then a second award of the remaining amount may be awarded that year at the discretion of the administrator and as best suits the purpose of the fund, in the administrator’s judgment. 

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Past recipients will not be given preference over new candidates. 

 

APPLICATIONS

Application forms may be downloaded HERE  Applications should be mailed to:

    Scholarship America
    One Scholarship Way,  PO Box 297
    St Peter, Minnesota 56082

Applications must be postmarked by May 1 of the year preceding the school year.

Applications are screened and verified by Scholarship America.  The people who endowed the fund have no part in or influence over the selection process, other than to insist that the criteria listed above be followed.

Selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by June 1.  All applicants will be notified within two weeks.