ACVREP Board of Directors voted to increase the contribution to the Jay H.Stitely Memorial Scholarship Fund from $2,000 annually to $3,000 annually.

They will fund another $1,000 into the fund on July 1, 2022 and the contribution in January of 2023 and each January thereafter will be $3,000

ACVREP, in 2014, established this Exam Fee Assistance Program to help applicants pay the cost of taking a certification exam. In 2016 following the death of the former ACVREP Board Chair, the Fee Assistance Program was renamed the Jay H. Stiteley Memorial Scholarship Fund.  In each of the past years, $2,000 has been funded into the program in January and awarded on a first come first served basis to those who qualify.

Income eligibility is determined based upon the applicable and effective income-eligibility standards of the Legal Services Corporation as set forth in Appendix A to 45 C.F.R. Part 1611. Eligible candidates whose income falls at or below 125% of the most recent federal poverty guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services qualify for up to 100% reduction in the Certification Examination Fee based on the fund balance at the time of application. Candidates whose income falls between 126% and 200% of the most recent U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines This link opens a new window or tab. qualify for a partial reduction in the Certification Examination Fee up to 50% of the fee based on fund balance at the time of the application.

In order to apply for the fee assistance program you must submit an email to the Certificate Services Specialist at requesting that a scholarship be awarded to you and you must attach the documentation verifying your income qualifications that may be in the form a copy of your most recent federal tax return or statement of income received by the Social Security Administration if you are a recipient of social security disability income as proof of income eligibility. For Canadian residents, provide your Canadian equivalent of the U.S. documentation.  These documents will not be retained by ACVREP and ACVREP will retain no personally-identifying information provided on such documentation. All documentation provided by the candidate for the review of income eligibility will be destroyed by ACVREP in a secure manner.

Because scholarships are awarded on a first come first served basis, you must receive written confirmation from ACVREP that a full or partial scholarship has been awarded to you.  Once you have received confirmation that a full or partial scholarship has been awarded you may submit your Exam Registration form online using as payment the voucher for the scholarship funds that will be placed in your account once you are approved for the scholarship.

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