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History and Background
The Board of Directors of the United States JCI Senate established the United States JCI Senate Foundation on January 10, 1986. The purpose was to provide educational programming to the United States JCI Senate and also to be a source of educational scholarship assistance to deserving youth. In 1991 the foundation was designated a 501 (c) (3) corporation. Under the articles of the incorporation, the Foundation is an entity separate from the U.S. JCI Senate, with Trustees accepting fiduciary responsibility for the solicitation, holding and use of the Foundation funds.
The Foundation's scholarship program was created in 1987 to provide scholastic funding to all eligible high school seniors who are going to continue their education at any accredited college or vocational school in the United States. To apply for assistance, high school seniors who are U.S. citizens must submit an application to the JCI Senate state organization in which they reside. The state organization will distribute the applications, judge those returned, then forward the top two applications to the national competition coordinated by the Foundation Trustees. National winners are chosen by a panel of university level
judges selected by the Foundation. Applicants need not be children or relatives of anyone affiliated with the JCI Senate organization. Awards are currently given in increments of $1 ,000. To date the foundation has awarded over 395 scholarships to deserving high school seniors.