Fair scholarship deadline is next week

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, February 16, 2013

Applications for the 2013 Wise County Youth Fair scholarships must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 22.

A maximum of 14 $1,000 scholarships are awarded. One is given to a senior at each school, and the remaining are “at-large.”

Seniors can print the application at

Selection is based on participation in the Youth Fair, academics, leadership opportunities, community service and major accomplishments. Applicants must also write an essay on “why I want this scholarship and what I will do with it.”

They must also submit their official high school transcript with class rank, copy of SAT and ACT scores confirmed by the counselor’s office and current grade-point averages.

Each applicant will be interviewed by the scholarship committee, and winners will be named during the Youth Fair, March 18-23.

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