Almost since its
inception, the Valley Engineering, Science, and Technology Club (VEST) has provided a scholarship to a qualified student
aspiring to a Baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Science, or Technology. Currently,
one half of
the annual dues of each Club member are designated to the Scholarship Fund to
provide, at a minimum, a $3,000 scholarship each calendar year.
The awardee must have already demonstrated successful commitment to advanced
education in a 4-year Engineering, Science, or Technology field by completing courses equivalent to a
full Sophomore Year with a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Specifically, headway must have been achieved in college level calculus,
chemistry, computer or physics courses. Demonstration of financial need
and volunteerism are also a criteria.
Graduates of local high schools are preferred.
In the Fall, the Scholarship Committee asks
Glendale Community College to post our selection criteria, and supply us
applications from which top students are selected for intensive
The successful awardee, along with a parent or guest, are invited to our April luncheon
to be introduced to the membership, and give a 3-4 minute presentation on
background, synopsis of work experiences, and career goals. The Committee then
follows the awardee’s progress to be certain that the first half of the
scholarship should be paid for the Fall semester and the second half by the