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More than $1,000,000 in scholarships

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:07 pm

With graduation looming, Northumberland High School students have racked up a record amount of college scholarships. As of Friday, about 40 college bound seniors had won $1,103,167 from 114 scholarships. “The amount is still rising,” high school principal Dr. Travis Burns noted.

Thirty one of the scholarships came from “common applications.” Counselor Holly Swann said that was a term for a single application the students could file that was sent out to numerous scholarship sources. GRASP, a non-profit scholarship program provided an additional 12 scholarships.

Local organizations ranging from the NAACP and Omega Protein to the Callao Fire Department provided scholarships.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 6/5/19