For the fourth year, the United Way of Lamar County will be offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Lamar County. They started the scholarship program in 2018 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.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholarship is for graduating Lamar County seniors who are enrolling in CTE eligible programs in the fall of 2021. In addition to being a Lamar County resident, an applicant is in a CTE program such as Welding, Electrical/ Mechanical, Heating & AC, Nursing, or Automotive. The college scholarship’s eligibility requirements require a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be entering a two or four-year college program in the fall of 2021, and be a graduating senior from a Lamar County, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested, set up a memorial or honorarium scholarship open to all Lamar County students. In that case, the United Way of Lamar County can manage that scholarship for you.