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DeKalb Partners to Award Scholarships

Applications to the Educational Scholarship Fund for High Schoolers are Being Accepted

By Patch Staff

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, in partnership with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, has established the DeKalb County Educational Scholarship Fund for high school students.

The fund will award multiple scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 to DeKalb County School District high school seniors who have been accepted into a two- or four- year college or vocational training program in Georgia.

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their financial need and merit. Students can apply for the scholarship now through April 19, 2013.

The application is available here.

Partnering with the School District, Chamber, and generous sponsors demonstrates our collective commitment towards investing in our greatest resource—the young men and women of DeKalb County.”said CEO Ellis.

Thousands of seniors are expected to graduate in May from DeKalb County public high schools, including Tucker High.

“We are fortunate in DeKalb County to have a community that recognizes how the strength of our students directly impacts the success of our economy… Pursuing post-secondary education just became a little easier for some of our students,” said Interim Superintendent Michael L. Thurmond.

A selection committee formed by the DeKalb Chamber will review the applications and the CEO, School Superintendent, and Chamber and will announce the awards at a May 14 ceremony for students, parents and sponsors.

Scholarships will be awarded each year to deserving students who apply and are selected to receive a scholarship. The money can be used to help pay for tuition, books and other school expenses.

From a press release by DeKalb County Government

Related Topics: DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb County Educational Scholarship, DeKalb County School District, DeKalb schools, Michael Thurmond, Scholarships, Student Achievement, and Tucker High School

 

 

 

 

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