Numerous Scholarships Available To Bond County Unit 2 Students

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Several local organizations are offering scholarships to Bond County Unit 2 High School students.

The Bond County Unit 2 Academic Foundation is offering scholarships to graduating seniors at Unit 2 High School. Scholarships in memory of Jan Nevinger, Sara Cunningham, Ralph and Audrey Broom, Dotti Corn, and Art Bollinger will be presented during senior awards night. Selection criteria vary and amounts range from $500.00 to $6,000.00. For application forms and more information go the high school guidance office.

The Greenville Pilots Association and Greenville Airport are offering a scholarship to a young person interested in learning to fly. The recipient will be offered ground school, flight lessons, use of a flight simulator, and will work with a flight instructor. Applications are available at the Bond County Unit 2 High School.

The Greenville Optimist Club is offering two scholarships to 2015 Greenville High School graduating seniors. Selection criteria include academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular involvement, and community service. Students entering a field of study emphasizing working with youth will be given priority. For an application or more information, go to the Bond County Unit 2 High School guidance office.

While most of this year will be spent celebrating Greenville’s history, the Bicentennial Board is also investing in the future. Scholarships totaling $600 each will be awarded to a boy and girl in the Greenville High School graduating class of 2015. To be eligible, the student must live at a home address with a 62246 zip code; have a minimum 3.0 grade point average; and not have received another scholarship for full tuition, room, and board. The applicant will be required to submit an application, official copy of high school transcript, and write a one page essay on the topic “What Will Greenville Be Like In 25 Years?”

A complete list of scholarship criteria and application may be obtained from the Greenville High School guidance counselor’s office or by going to the Bicentennial website: greenville200.com.
Applications must be submitted by May 1. Recipients must use the scholarship funds by December 31, 2015.