The Wesley L. Bender Scholarship Fund
A scholarship of $1000 per semester will be awarded to a qualifying individual who is relative
to an employee in the explosives industry or related field and who wishes to pursue
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 the scholarship.
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 an annual basis,
totaling one thousand dollars per semester.
Academic Requirement: The winning applicant must 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.