The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) is offering a $500 scholarship to Lamar County graduating seniors attending a two-year or four-year college in the fall.
Jenny Wilson, Executive Director of the UWLC, stated, “The United Way Board of Directors is very excited to once again offer this scholarship opportunity to seniors in our county. This is the second year we have offered the scholarship, and we are excited to see the applications.” Wilson added, “the United Way of Lamar County has always been committed to supporting education.”
Seniors interested in applying for the scholarship need to have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 500 word essay on how they have benefitted from the United Way of Lamar County or one of our 24 partner agencies, such as the Boys Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the Boys and Girls Club, the Children’s Advocacy Center, Kiwanis Imagination Library, the King’s Daughters, the Downtown Food Pantry, the Paris Metro, or any of the other agencies. A complete list of the agencies are available on the UWLC website at www.lamarcountyuw.org.
Applications are due by April 30, 2019 and may be mailed to: UWLC, P.O. Box 1, Paris TX 75461. Or delivered to: 2340 Lamar Avenue. Or emailed to:firstname.lastname@example.org.