Deadline: May 9 or when a maximum of 100 apps have been submitted (whichever occurs first)
On June 24, 2021, due to the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside Florida, our FirstService family suffered the profound loss of David and Bonnie Epstein. David joined our leadership ranks in 1997 with the acquisition of Wentworth Property Management in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. David was a lifelong learner and deep believer in our associates and the importance of training and education. Through his passion for our business and entrepreneurial spirit, David’s significant contributions became the foundation for our East and New York business, as well as FirstService Financial. After many years and leadership roles, David retired in 2018. He and his wife, David and Bonnie are survived by their son Jonathan, who shares their devotion to education and learning.
The tragedy of Surfside, took David and Bonnie from us and is a poignant reminder of the importance of our larger responsibility to professionalize our industry. So it is fitting that we remember them with this scholarship program, a recognition of their belief in education and our responsibility to communities we serve.
FirstService Residential has established a scholarship program to assist associates in the U.S. or Canada, or their children, grandchildren or spouses, who plan to continue their education at an accredited two- or four-year college or university (or equivalent) or CEGEP institution.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the David and Bonnie Epstein Scholarship must:
The authorized distribution for new awards is $10,000. Up to two (2) awards of $5,000 each will be granted and payments will be issued in U.S. dollars (USD). Awards are renewable up to four (4) additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued parental/grandparental/spousal employment. A renewal form will need to be completed during each additional year.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in July.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of FirstService Residential. Payment will be made in August.
Recipients are required to submit a scholarship acceptance form, confirming their school of attendance. Scholarship America sends the scholarship checks to the recipients made payable to the schools.
Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of how the student will use their education to better their community and unusual personal or family circumstances.
Financial need is not considered. SAI will select five (5) finalists and Sponsor will select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.