This committee is responsible for soliciting applicants for the NLA Scholarships, for evaluating those applicants by its own stated criteria, and for selecting the recipients of the scholarships.
This committee works closely with the Foundation, where the Louise Nixon Scholarship funds are maintained. In consultation with the Foundation, the Committee determines the number of scholarships to award and the monetary amount of each scholarship. The Committee notifies the Foundation of the selected applicant(s), so that the Foundation can then forward the money to the appropriate educational institution.
The Scholarship Committee submits a notice requesting applications in the Winter issue of the NLAQ (deadline October 30). A reminder is inserted in the Spring issue (deadline January 30). The committee should meet, determine the successful applicant (if any) and notify all of the applicants. The selection should be done in May, so that payment can be arranged for the fall semester. (See Handbook, Section 8, Scholarships and Awards)