Scholarship application period opens

By: 

Leader Staff

Two scholarships are available again this year to college-bound seniors in Shawano County under a program that opened its doors for applications this week.

Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and encouragement to area students as they explore higher education opportunities, is currently accepting scholarship applications from area high school seniors.

Applications are due by April 6.

The Albert & Mary Rhoades Foundation awards several $2,500 two-year, merit-based scholarships to seniors graduating from high schools in Shawano, Brown, Door, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago counties.

To be eligible, applicants must:

• Attend a fully-accredited four-year college/university in the United States in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

• Enroll in college full-time (12 credits or more per semester) in fall 2018.

• Pursue a major in the arts, humanities, religious studies, education or select social sciences.

Final scholarship recipients for 2018 will be recognized at the Scholarships, Inc. Lamp of Knowledge Celebration, which will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

Students can apply online by visiting www.scholarshipsinc.org/scholarships.