The BLET Auxiliary offers $1,000 scholarships annually to help the children of BLET and Auxiliary members realize their goals in life. Applicants must have one parent who has been a member of the BLET Auxiliary for at least one year, and the other parent must be a member of the BLET for at least one year. Children of unmarried BLET members with at least one year of membership in the BLET and at least one year of membership as an associate member of the BLET Auxiliary are also eligible.
The BLET Auxiliary also administers the scholarship program for the International Western Convention (IWC). Scholarships ($1,000) are available for the children, stepchildren, and grandchildren of BLET members whose Division is a member in good standing of the IWC. The BLET divisions that are eligible to participate in the IWC are located in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Auxiliary membership is not a requirement to apply for an IWC scholarship. In some cases applicants may qualify for both the BLET Auxiliary Scholarship Program and the IWC Scholarship Program.
In order to qualify for either scholarship program, an applicant must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited university, college, or institution of higher learning. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic record, leadership, character, and personal achievement. If the applicant is a graduate student or returning to college as a sophomore, junior, or senior, he or she must have a 3.0 grade point average or better to be considered.
Scholarship applications must be received by the BLET National Auxiliary Secretary Lawana Poss no later than April 1, 2015, in order to be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. These requirements apply to both the BLET Auxiliary scholarships and the IWC scholarships.
Application forms with detailed instructions attached are available for download at the link provided below. Applicants must carefully follow all instructions in order to ensure that the application will qualify for acceptance and consideration by the BLET Auxiliary Scholarship Committee.
Scholarship Application – PDF Format