Boost the Boro, Inc. announced today that the organization will again be making two scholarship awards in 2019. Selections will be made in May and awards presented at our June 11 th Boost the Boro monthly meeting.
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 West Bladen 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 again this year is April 27, 2019. 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
Boosttheboro.org 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.”
As in 2018, graduating students with a GPA of 2.5 or above are eligible to apply. “Our membership felt this may provide a few more students the opportunity to apply for some assistance that 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.”
Download the application here: