Forklift Systems ‘Giving Students A Lift Scholarship’
Earn A $1000 Scholarship
Forklift Systems wants to lift up a worthy undergraduate student. We are happy to announce the Forklift Systems ‘Giving Students A Lift Scholarship’. A $1,000.00 award will be provided to a deserving undergraduate student.
College can be something different for each student. When it comes down to it, college is about exploring your world to find out who you are and what you are passionate about in this life. Take that inspiration and write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on what field of study you are pursuing and what excites you about the subject.The scholarship award is a way for Forklift Systems to help one promising student on his or her journey through higher education. We hope to see many students participate. Be sure to read the rules and regulation details carefully before entering. No purchase or fees are required to enter.
Good luck to all students who participate!
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How To Enter
Write an Essay
Write a convincing, heartfelt essay (1) describing what field of study you are or will be pursuing during your college education. (2) What excites you about this subject. (3) How you plan to use your education after graduation. (4) The essay should be between 500 - 1,000 words.
Email your Essay
Email your essay attached as a Microsoft Word document (for PC users) or as a Pages document (for Mac users) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email include your Full Name and Phone Number, and school email address (only .edu address accepted).
Submit before the Deadline
Submission will be accepted from March 1st through November 30th, 11:59p EST. No applications or emails will be accepted after the submission deadline.
Rules & Regulations
ESSAY CRITERIAThe winner is selected after a team of judges review all entries, after the deadline of November 30th. Applicants are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight. Essays with poor grammar, spelling, and lack of proofreading will not be considered. All essays must be original works. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification. Winner will be announced by January 31st.
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITYApplicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, and may not be an associate (employee) or direct relative of an associate, of any division of Forklift Systems Incorporated. If the applicant or the applicant's parent/legal guardian is employed by Forklift Systems Incorporated at the time of award, the student is no longer eligible and will forfeit the scholarship.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTSIncoming freshmen: Applicant must be enrolled as a student for fall quarter of the current year at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university by August 1st of the current year.
DESCRIPTION OF FUNDSThe winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses: including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Funds are provided by Forklift Systems Incorporated. Payments are issued by Forklift Systems, made payable to the student, and will be mailed in January of the following year. If applicable, winners are responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prizes that are not specifically mentioned, including but not limited to taxes. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. Any prize won by a minor in any state where the age of majority is not 18 will be awarded to such minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return any required documentation. Winners will be notified by email. Failure to respond by email within a 2 week period will result in disqualification of prize, and the price will be awarded to another applicant.
COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY APPROVALThe two year or four year institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval. A list of current accredited institutions can be found at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.
About Forklift Systems
Forklift Systems is a 40+ year old private, family owned material handling business serving companies throughout the Southeast and Midwest. The company was originally founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
We have been blessed with working with many great people both inside and outside the company. This is our small way to give back to the next generation of leaders and show our appreciation for those who strive to better themselves and their community.