Friday Flash, February 15, 2019
NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE
Contest Schedule Available in Downloads
The 2019 Contest Schedule with contestant reporting times has been posted in the DOWNLOADS tab at www.nj-skillsusa.org
All NJ SkillsUSA Championship competitors must be registered dues paying members of SkillsUSA. Be sure to check your national membership roster to assure your competitors names are listed there. If you should need to substitute a student to compete, remember they must appear on your membership list. Membership deadline for national membership is
March 1. Be sure you are adding any potential competitors to that list before the deadline.
NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL OFFICE
SkillsUSA Scholarship Opportunities Now Open for Applications
Applications for several scholarships are now open to benefit SkillsUSA students in pursuit of higher education or certification in their chosen field.
Help spread the word so SkillsUSA students can take full advantage of these opportunities:
SkillsUSA, in conjunction with the National Technical Honor Society, will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to SkillsUSA members who are also members of NTHS. Awards will be made directly to an accredited educational institution. Recipients may only win one NTHS/SkillsUSA scholarship per lifetime. Deadline for applications is April 1. For more information and to apply: skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/national-technical-honor-society/
Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship: https://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/sharon-melton-myers-memorial-scholarship/. Deadline is April 15.
Fine Homebuilding #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship: https://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/keepcraftalive-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1.
For additional scholarship information, continually check the website at: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/.
Reminder: Earn Recognition for Community Service Through Presidential Honors
SkillsUSA is a certifying organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), allowing advisors, student members and registered alumni to earn recognition for community service activities and time spent volunteering.
This award is a presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers across the country who are answering a national call to serve others through their current activities or lifetime efforts. With SkillsUSA’s focus on community service, advisors and students may already meet the requirements to receive the award. To qualify, SkillsUSA members, advisors or alumni can submit a record of their service hours.
For details on qualifying hours and requirements for submission, visit: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/awards/presidents-volunteer-service-award. Applications must be received by March 29.