Two local organizations are offering scholarship opportunities for Towne Lake area students.
Cobb EMC is now accepting applications for Washington Youth Tour scholarship contest, which offers $1,500, $1,000 and $500 scholarships to high school juniors.
The contest also offers two winners the chance to attend the 2014 Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid, week-long leadership trip to Washington D.C. June 12–19 and one paid summer internship. The Youth Tour attendees will meet their elected representatives and learn about U.S. history, government and careers in public service.
To apply, current high school juniors who live or attend schools within Cobb EMC’s service district must submit a completed application by Thursday, February 20. Once received, the co-op will send study materials covering the cooperative, energy conservation and electric safety for a first-round quiz, which will be held Tuesday, March 4. The top-scoring finalist from each school will interview on March 11 with the Cobb EMC Women’s Task Force, a group of volunteers who raise money for student scholarships. A $100 donation will be made to the school with the most people who enter and to the winner’s school.
To learn more, visit www.cobbemc.com/youthtour
The Cherokee County Farm Bureau is also sponsoring the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Scholarship and Local Cherokee County Scholarship.
The GFB Scholarships will be awarded to the top ten students who confirm they are majoring in agriculture or a related field. The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3000 each. The remaining seven students will each receive a $750.00 scholarship.
The Cherokee County Farm Bureau will also be sponsoring a local College Scholarship, each high school winner will receive $50 and a two county winners will receive $1000.00 each.
All winners will be announced in May 2014.
For an application, call the Cherokee County Farm Bureau at 770-479-1481 ext. 0. You may also download the application at www.gfb.org selecting programs and then Ag in the Classroom. Send completed applications to the local Cherokee County Farm Bureau by Friday, February 7, 2014.
For answers to questions call Shirley Pahl at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Office at 770-479-1481 ext. 1454.
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