The Wesley L. Bender Scholarship Fund
The Golden West Chapter awards two $8000 scholarships to qualifying individuals who are
related to an employee in the explosives industry or related field and who wish to pursue
collegiate studies. Each scholarship will be paid at the rate of $1000 per semester.
In 2018, the Wesley L. Bender Scholarships were awarded to:
Her parents are Tony and Rocio Aguilar.
Tony is employed with the BoDean Company Inc
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Her parents are Denise Ding and Norman Goldsmith.
Norm is with SGI in
Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors or students already enrolled in college that
are related to an employee in the explosives industry or another industry that uses explosives may
apply for one of the scholarships.
Judging Committee: All received scholarship applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel
consisting of the Chapter Officers and Board, including the Past President of the GWC or their
Scholarship Disbursement: The winning applicant will be issued the scholarship on a semi-annual basis, totaling one thousand dollars per semester.
Academic Requirement: A winning applicant must remain enrolled in their selected college and maintain at least a grade point average of 3.0 in order to remain eligible for the scholarship.
Deadline for Submission: To be considered, applications must be submitted to the Chapter by
June 15th. Selection of the successful applicant will be made by July 15th. The successful applicant will be notified by August 1st with the first scholarship check sent to the recipient by August 15th.
Application Process: Please complete the following:
1. The Scholarship Application Form (available HERE )
2. A letter of recommendation
3. A 300 to 500 word statement of your past scholastic and personal accomplishments,
including your plans for a career
Mail the above three items to:
The Golden West Chapter – ISEE
Joseph R. Stack, Secretary
For more information, contact Gerald Fulghum at (916) 481-1421
or by e-mail to: GRFULGHUM@SBCGLOBAL.NET
The scholarship application form is available for downloading HERE.