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Thanks to the Chatham community for supporting college bound students

By Meg Miller
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - I have gotten some emails about my scholarship post. These local scholarships are almost exclusively for rising high school seniors. I sent out the note to the chatlist because I did not think the word was getting out in the schools. There is so much to think about when your kids get to be close to college and I am not sure people realize just how much money is out there to be had with a little bit of work.

Go to the Northwood High School webpage and click on counseling and pull down and click on scholarships. That is just a taste of what's out there.

There are lots of deadlines, some as early as September and October, so don't wait. And fill out everyone even if you think there isn't a chance. We didn't fill out the SECU ($10,000) for either of my kids because I was told it always goes to a teacher's kid. Well, this year it did not. That one is the one every public high school offers and the student is chosen by the high school, not a group of people who don't know them.

I believe you still have to get the forms from the guidance office which has limited hours in July. Bug your kid to do this! Take my world for it, it is worth it. Even if they don't get any funding, it is good experience for them to sit down and think about some of the question on these applications. Filling them out is good practice for the real world too.

Just wanted to clarify and reiterate that this is free money to help educate our kids because we live in a very generous community.

Thanks Chatham!

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