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Doosan Bobcat North America Scholarship Program
Questions and Answers

 

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What are the criteria for eligibility?

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Eligibility requirements:

This scholarship is for dependent children* of active full-time employees of Clark Equipment Company (doing business as Doosan Bobcat North America, Bobcat Company and Doosan Portable Power) located in the U.S. (including U.S. expatriates) applying for the 2019/2020 academic year.

If you are a child of a full-time, active employee and receive tuition reimbursement or financial assistance from the company, you are ineligible for this scholarship. You may be awarded a scholarship once at the undergraduate level and once at the graduate level. Applicant requirements for this scholarship are:

1. Complete the online application

2. Essay within the application – Minimum of 450 words, addressing official question, typed and double-spaced

3. Letter of Recommendation – by teacher, counselor, or employer on official letterhead with contact information and original signature

4. Official Academic Transcripts from registrar (not internet) for past two semesters or three quarters from high school, college, university or trade school

5. Photo – include a high quality photo or email a digital image to Brett Fields at fields@ofic.org. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, we will share your photo in an internal announcement.

6. Official transcripts, photo and recommendation letter - may be emailed to Brett Fields at fields@ofic.org or mailed to:

OFIC/SMR/BOBCAT Scholarship
250 East Broad Street, Suite 1700
Columbus, OH 43215 

 

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How do I apply?

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Complete the online application here or by clicking "online application"

The deadline for submission of the online application and receipt of an official transcript, letter of recommendation and high-quality digital photo is March 15, 2019. Photo must be emailed to fields@ofic.org. Letter of recommendation and official transcript can be emailed to Brett Fields or mailed to OFIC/SMR/BOBCAT, 250 East Broad Street, Suite 1700, Columbus OH 43215.

 

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What is SMR?

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Scholarship Management Resources (SMR) is an independent scholarship services provider that is partnering with Doosan Bobcat North America to help administer this scholarship program, website, and application. 

 

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Is applying online safe?

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Yes. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized Doosan Bobcat North America employees and agents (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. To protect the information being gathered, the scholarship application site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

 

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How do you decide who will receive the awards?

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Selections will be completed by Scholarship Management Resources (SMR), an independent third-party scholarship administrator, to ensure fair and unbiased awards. Applications will be judged in the following manner: 60% academic, 35% content, clarity, and spelling of essay, 5% miscellaneous items to include awards, honors, activities, and completed application. We reserve the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program. 

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How and when will students be notified of decisions?

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All applicants will be notified of the final results in April 2019.

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How and when will the awards be paid?

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Award funds will be distributed directly to the scholars' institutions at the end of July 2019.

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Are these scholarships renewable?

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No, scholars can only receive one award for one academic year. However, scholars can receive one award as an undergraduate and can reapply for one award at the graduate level.

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What is an official transcript?

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This academic record must come directly from your high school guidance office or college registrar’s office and be signed by an appropriate official at the school or college. Records printed from the internet or other unofficial copies are not accepted. You can request that your transcript be mailed directly to SMR or you can get a copy of your official transcript and mail it yourself to OFIC/SMR/BOBCAT, 250 E. Broad Street, Suite 1700, Columbus, OH 43215

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What if I have additional questions?

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Please contact Brett Fields, Director of Scholarship Services. Email your questions to fields@ofic.org and reference the Doosan Bobcat North America Scholarship Program, or call (614) 469-0629.