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United Way offers scholarships to Armstrong students

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Area high school students who have a track record of community volunteerism or who plan to work in the field of education now have a shot at nabbing one of the two newly established scholarships offered by the United Way of Armstrong County.

“This is the first time we're funding (scholarship) money to the public,” said Emily Boarts, executive director.

Graduating high school students living within the county who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply.

Each scholarship – The Live United Scholarship and Educators for a United Tomorrow Scholarship – total $1,000 a piece.

The United Way focuses on ways to improve income, education and health within the community, said Boarts.

That's why Boarts is happy the organization is able to reach out to the community directly by offering scholarships which focus on education and volunteerism.

“We're really excited about this,” she said.

Application forms and guidelines will be made available throughout the county at area high schools and on the organization's website at www.uwarmco.org.

The application deadline for both scholarships is April 5.

“We're hoping a lot of kids apply,” said Boarts.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or bbeatty@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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