DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 3

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship was founded in 2011 as a way to give back to the community by offering education assistance to outstanding students. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities.

For this school year, DutchCrafters Amish Furniture will be awarding three outstanding students $500 each to further their educational goals.

In 2003, many people had a hard time imagining the words "Amish" and "Internet" as compatible. Yet when DutchCrafters founder Jim Miller was looking for products to sell on an e-commerce platform that year, he found them within his own Amish and Mennonite heritage. Amish-made furniture represented integrity, authenticity and long-lasting value – precisely the alternative to cheap imported products that were flooding the Internet at that time. By offering a high level of customer service that matched the quality of the products, Miller was able to differentiate his brand through looking within his own heritage. Old and new were therefore brought together – heritage served as a context for innovation.

Whether you are in nursing, education, business or engineering, the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recognizes that the potential for creative value often lies within that which has been passed along to you from previous generations.

How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community?

Eligibility

Students that are eligible for the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Scholarship must meet the subsequent conditions below.

  1. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or maintain legal residency within the United States.
  3. Have achieved a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Must have applied for federal financial aid (FAFSA).
  5. Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of JMX Brands, the company that owns DutchCrafters.

Criteria

Students from all disciplines and fields of study are invited to apply. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

  1. Academic achievement and financial need
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. The essay component of the application

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the scholarship committee appointed by JMX Brands, which includes JMX Brands employees and appointed volunteers based on the criteria stated above.

All scholarship recipients may be subject to a criminal background check. Recipients of a DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship shall not commit any act that indicates dishonesty or moral turpitude or that otherwise could materially injure the DutchCrafters reputation. If such an act is committed by a DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recipient, the award shall immediately be revoked. In no instance will any Director or Officer of JMX Brands play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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