Ameren Illinois Minority Scholarship 
Program Guidelines and Procedures  

Ameren Illinois will award one, annually renewable, $2,500 scholarship every year to a minority graduating, high school senior accepted to an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States. 

Applications for year 2011 - 2012 must be received before the deadline of April 8, 2011.
Student selection will be based on scholastic ability, financial need, and career choice.

All scholarship recipients must earn a minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.667 on a 4.00 scale or its equivalent.

The student must major in an engineering discipline.

The student must be a permanent resident within the Ameren Illinois distribution service area at the time the scholarship is first awarded.

Applicant’s eligibility for this scholarship will not be affected by other scholarships the applicant receives.

Relatives of Ameren Illinois employees, as defined in the Company's Employment Practices Policy, are not eligible to receive the scholarship.
Scholarship Recipients 
The scholarship recipient is eligible to renew and receive the $2,500 scholarship annually, subject to the review and approval by Ameren Illinois. The recipient must remain in good academic standing (as defined below) while carrying a minimum class load of 12 hours per semester.

While attending college, if a scholarship recipient's semester GPA falls below 2.5/4.0 or the equivalent for any two consecutive grading periods, the scholarship will not be awarded for subsequent grading periods. The student may regain a lost scholarship, subject to Ameren Illinois approval, by achieving a minimum semester GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
The student will be responsible for sending an official transcript to Ameren Illinois at the end of each semester. Transcripts should be mailed to: 

          Wanda Cruz
          Ameren Illinois
          370 South Main Street, E-05
          Decatur, IL 62523
Transcripts not sent in a timely fashion will jeopardize scholarship renewal. 

The scholarship award will be paid to the college on behalf of the student at the rate of $1,250/semester up to $2,500 per school year. 

The student must provide Ameren Illinois with a copy of his or her letter of acceptance from a qualifying college or university to have the initial scholarship payment sent to the college.
The scholarship winner will be provided the option of working at Ameren each summer in the capacity of a summer intern, starting after the completion of his/her freshman term. When feasible, students will receive work assignments consistent with their field of study.
A mentor from Ameren Illinois will be assigned to the scholarship recipient to provide guidance and encouragement throughout the program.
Print, complete and mail the Ameren Illinois Minority Scholarship Program Application Form to:
          Wanda Cruz
          Ameren Illinois
          370 South Main Street, E-05
          Decatur, IL 62523
Applications must be received before the deadline of April 8, 2011.

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