William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Scholarship (PBI/Gordon)
PBI/Gordon Corporation believes a college education is an important investment in the lives of young people. PBI/Gordon Corporation also wishes to honor Everett Mealman for his long-time service to the corporation and Mary Ellen Mealman for her support of Everett in carrying out his duties to the corporation and for her representation of the corporation in various social activities, and it wishes to honor both Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman for their commitment to education, their entrepreneurial spirit, and their steadfast loyalty to the employee-owners of PBI/Gordon Corporation.
The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships to children or grandchildren of employees of PBI/Gordon who intend to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or university, or a trade or vocational school. Employees are those individuals who are employed full-time at the time of application.
Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a natural, adoptive child of or grandchild of a current employee of PBI/Gordon Corporation or a subsidiary company of PBI/Gordon who has been employed by PBI/Gordon or a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary for at least three (3) years at the time of the student’s original application.
- Be at least age sixteen (16) but no older than age twenty-six (26);
- Provide proof of US citizenship;
- Be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student (or its equivalent) at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university (including an accredited on-line college or university), trade school or technical school; and
Demonstrate the following:
- financial need and
- academic achievement (GPA based on a four-point system, class rank and/or ACT/SAT test scores) and
- involvement in extracurricular activities (community involvement, school activities, participation in sports, performing arts, employment and/or other time consuming activities while in school).
These last three factors will be weighted as follows when the Community Foundation evaluates applicants: 50% financial need, 25% academic achievement and 25% extracurricular activities.