Chamber scholarship program reaches new heights
The Chamber awarded $9,000 in scholarships in May 2017, an increase of $3,000 over the 2016 amount. Five $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Plainview High School students, and another $1,500 went to a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy.
The scholarship program for 2018
The Chamber will be awarding scholarships once again in May 2018. Applications will be available by March 2018.
The scholarship program has come a long way since its beginning in 2000. One $500 scholarship was awarded that year. A grand total of $73,600 in scholarships has now been awarded; $30,000 of that total has been awarded just since 2013. In recent years the growing program has been funded through an annual golf tournament.
Now, the Chamber hopes to award $9,000 for the second year in a row. The sixth annual tournament is slated for August 19, 2017 at the Rainsville Golf & Country Club. The tournament’s and the scholarship program’s continued growth will once again depend on the generosity of a few dozen sponsors, the golfers and volunteers.
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