State Representative Frank Burns wants to remind graduating seniors of the availability of the 2019 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship.
It’s a four year scholarship that is given out to two students who are entering post-secondary education. Applicants must be Pennsylvania high school residents with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, plan to attend a state college or university, or career school as a full time student, and demonstrate leadership and community service. Other factors include extra-curricular activities and financial need.
“This is another resource available to students and many may not know about it,” Burns said in a news release. “These scholarships are privately funded by individual and corporate donors, so no tax dollars are involved. I encourage all interested and eligible 72nd Legislative District residents to apply.”
The application includes a 500 word essay in which applicants are asked to imagine themselves as a candidate for political office. Scholarships are awarded through an independent panel of judges chosen by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The awarded amount to each student varies.
For more information, you can call Rep. Burns’ Ebensburg office at 814-472-8021. For a link to the application online, click here.