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Applications for 2020 Boost the Boro Scholarships Announced

Boost the Boro, Inc. announced today that the organization will again be making two scholarship awards
in 2020. Selections will be made in May and awards presented at the June Boost the Boro monthly

According to newly elected President of Boost the Boro, Terry Nance, “we are pleased to announce that
we will again be awarding either two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that reside in
the 28320 zip code and have a 2.5 or higher GPA or one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school
senior and one $500 scholarship to an adult, non-traditional college student.

According to Boost the Boro Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Sunday Allen, the submission deadline
this year is April 24, 2020. Applications and information required will be available through the West
Bladen High School academic counselor’s office or it can be downloaded from our website under the tab BOOST THE BORO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD .

“Our selection committee consists of four very qualified members who will review each of the
applications and make the selection”, says Allen. Three of these committee members are educators in
the Bladen County system and one is a professional business owner from our community, so I feel
certain these selections will be carefully reviewed and the awards will be determined fairly and with a
high degree of professionalism.”

“Our membership felt a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement may provide a few more students the
opportunity to apply for some assistance who otherwise might be blocked, due to the higher GPA
scholarship requirements of many scholarship awards”, said Nance. “We also know there are many
adults who may have an interest in attending college for the first time or who may be returning so they
can gain new skills and perhaps enable them to get a better job. We have a great need for both skilled
level workers and entrepreneurs in Bladen County and hope this award might be helpful or encourage
an individual to follow a dream they may have.”

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