The Board of Directors Scholarship is just one of many tuition assistance programs accessible to employees of Vinfen. It is designed to afford opportunity and support the ambitions of Vinfen employees seeking to further their professional development. At Vinfen, we recognize the depth of talent and potential in our employees. Benefits like the Board of Directors scholarship encourage Vinfen employees to grow within the agency, maintaining the excellence we initially recognized, as they acquire and develop new skills.
The Board of Directors Scholarship is an annual scholarship which specifically recognizes one employee for their outstanding on the job achievement. Each year, more than $3,500 is awarded to defray educational costs related to that employee’s professional advancement.
Employees can be nominated for this award by their supervisor, or another manager in their department or division. Applicants submit a personal essay in which they relate what it was that led them to becoming a human services professional, and how their personal growth can translate to an enhanced Vinfen.
- Are scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week
- Have completed 2 years of employment
- Are enrolled in a degree program related to job advancement
- Hold a position in grades 12 – 14
Nominations are reviewed by the Training Advisory Committee and recommendations are made to the President and CEO and the Board of Directors for final determination. The selected employee is awarded the scholarship money and is featured in an article in the Vinfen newsletter. The winner is also honored by having their name engraved on a plaque in the lobby of the Vinfen Main Office.
Vinfen encourages managers to nominate any qualified employees for this generous and prestigious scholarship! This is a wonderful opportunity to reward employees’ outstanding work by giving financial assistance to those who’s growth and tenure in the field of human services supports Vinfen’s mission to deliver sustained excellence to our persons served.