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Economic Independence Scholarship                     

For residents who have lived in the Zone for at least 12 months. Up to $750/semester for 2 semesters.

  • Residents who have lived in the Zone for at least 12 months may apply for a scholarship to attend post-secondary classes to further their personal economic independence.
  • The scholarship can be applied to any course (college, trade school, or other special training) that advances the applicant's skills as a member of the workforce.
  • The BUEA will pay for two classes, including textbooks, or up to $750.00 a semester, whichever is less, up to a lifetime maximum of $1,500.00 in educational assistance.
  • Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be received at least one month prior to the start of the class(es) being paid for with the scholarship.




Employee Wage Deduction                                                

Residents who both live and work in the Zone are eligible for state income tax deductions

                                                                                 Qualified Employee Deduction Certificate (IT-40QEC) Form