The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) announced that they have added a third scholarship available to graduating high school seniors in Lamar County this year. The new $500 scholarship is for students who will be the first in their family to enter a two or four year college program.
UWLC started their scholarship program in 2018 with a $500 academic scholarship for seniors planning on entering a two or four year college and who had been impacted or involved with one of the United Way’s partner agencies. Last year, UWLC added a $500 scholarship to seniors planning on entering a CTE program.
Applications for all three scholarships are available through the high school counselor’s office or by emailing Sabrina Rosson at firstname.lastname@example.org and are due by May 1, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded at the United Way of Lamar County’s Texas Scholars Award night on May 17th which will also recognize the valedictorian and salutatorian from all the high schools in Lamar County as well as Clarksville ISD and Detroit ISD.
For more information on these programs or the other UWLC educational and youth programs such as the Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt, Read to the Future, Kids Marathon, Summer Job Shadow Program, Children’s Mini Libraries and the Getting Ahead Financial literacy classes, call 903-784-6642.