Friday, February 24, 2012

Scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors

Graduation is right around the corner and college will be approaching fast for high school seniors.

And if anyone is still scrambling right now to find scholarships to go to school, it's not too late. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced that the Broad Foundation will be accepting applications for$550,000 worth of college scholarships through March 1.

The scholarship funds come as a benefit to CMS for being awarded the 2011 Broad Prize winner. The Broad prize is an annual $1 million award to honor urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement, while also reducing achievement gaps across ethnic groups and low-income and non-low-income students.

Graduating seniors who receive the Broad Scholarship will receive aid based on school enrollment. Students who enroll in a four-year college program will receive $20,000 paid out over four years. Students who enroll in two-year college or technical program will receive $5,000 paid over two years.

To apply:
Click here to apply for the Broad Scholarship. Once you are on the site, you can learn more under the Scholarship Program tab. Remember, applications are due March 1.

Photo: Rick Nease color illustration of graduate standing on top of a pile of money. Detroit Free Press 2010.