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CACESF Scholarship Rules

CACESF’s scholarship contest has reopened to high school juniors who will be attending any accreditedpublic or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of the scholarship award.

Essay subject: All applicants must write an original essay on the following topic: The importance ofestablishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years.

Essay guidelines: Entries must be typed, 12-point font, double spaced, and be between 700 and 1,000words. All essays must include the word count at the top of the document. Please DO NOT put yourpersonal information on any page.

First Award - $2,500      Second Award - $2,000      Third Award - $1,500

Please note: all entries are the property of the California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation and may be printed, distributed, and/or published in full or in part at the discretion of the Foundation. The applicant and the parent or guardian understand and agree that photographs or video images of the applicant may be taken at CACESF meetings they attend, that those images shall be the property of CACESF. These images may be distributed, posted or published at the discretion of the Foundation. The applicant and the guardian further understand that media outlets may be invited to meetings and those outlets shall be permitted to print a broadcast from that meeting.

The three semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of scholarship readers and notified of their selection. All three semi-finalists will be required to attend a meeting of the California Association of Collectors in October 2017 at a location to be determined (expenses paid for student and one parent). Semi-finalists will read their essay and be evaluated by a panel of judges who will determine the final placing. The decision of the judges is final.

By submitting your entry, applicant and parent or guardian agree to all scholarship rules set forth in this document. If you have questions, please see your College Counselor or call the CAC Office at (916) 929-2125.