Applications available for scholarship money

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Applications are now available for the 2013 County of Greene/West Penn Power Scholarship, which will be awarded to two graduating seniors from each of the county’s five school districts. Completed applications must be submitted to each high school’s guidance office no later than March 28.


Applications were sent to high schools in the county’s five school districts – Carmichaels Area, Central Greene, Jefferson-Morgan, Southeastern Greene and West Greene. Each school should forward completed applications to Waynesburg University’s admissions office no later than April 8.


A committee of Waynesburg University and County of Greene representatives will then review and blind-judge all applications from the five school districts. Two students from each school district will be selected by the committee to receive a $1,000 award for their first year of enrollment at Waynesburg University.


In order to be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 and be accepted to Waynesburg University entering as a new, nontransfer student for the Fall 2013 semester.


During the scholarship’s inaugural year, five 2010 Greene County high school graduates each received $1,000 awards. The number of recipients increased in 2011, allowing multiple students from each high school to receive $1,000 scholarships. Nine students received scholarships in 2011, and 10 students were awarded in 2012.


For more information on the County of Greene/West Penn Power Scholarship, contact the Greene County commissioners’ office at 724-852-5210, or Jessica Sumpter in the Waynesburg University admissions office at 724-852-3446, or e-mail jsumpter@waynesburg.edu.


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