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United Way Of Lamar County Offers Scholarships

For the fourth year, the United Way of Lamar County will be offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Lamar County.

In 2018, they started the scholarship program for seniors planning on attending a two or four-year college or university, and last year they offered a CTE scholarship. Both $500 scholarships will be available again this year.

They designed the Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholarship for graduating Lamar County seniors enrolling in CTE eligible programs in the fall of 2021. In addition to being a Lamar County resident, qualified applicants must enroll in a CTE program such as Welding, Electrical/ Mechanical, Heating & AC, Nursing, or Automotive.

The college scholarship’s eligibility requirements require a 3.0 or higher GPA, be entering a two or four-year college program in the fall of 2021, and be a graduating senior from Lamar County’s high school. Applicants must also submit an essay on how they benefited from the United Way of Lamar County or one of its 22 partner agencies.

Applications for both scholarships are due by May 1 and are available at www.lamarcountyuw.org, or you can email srossonuwlc@gmail.com.

Suppose you are interested in setting up a memorial or honorarium scholarship that would be open to all Lamar County students? In that case, the United Way of Lamar County can manage that scholarship for you. The United Way’s Texas Scholars program in late spring will award all scholarships. For more information on how to set up a scholarship through the United Way, call 903-784-6642 or email jenny.wilson@lamarcountyuw.org.