MASON COUNTY — High school seniors who have already began gathering funds for college have one more possible scholarship to apply for with a deadline of May 1.
The Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation will award scholarships to selected individuals in the high school graduating class of 2013 and eligible students must be from Wahama High School, Point Pleasant High School or Hannan High School.
The anticipated award is $1,000 per year for a perpetual award extending over four years, for a total of $4,000 to be applied toward tuition and expenses of post-secondary education.
Other criteria for the scholarship award is as follows: Must be a resident of Mason County; Must attend college with at least minimum full-time status; Must demonstrate academic achievement and have at least a 20 on the ACT.
Applications can be obtained from the high school’s guidance counselors or by calling Stephen Littlepage at 304-675-1360. Applications can be delivered to the guidance counselor, or the Law Offices of Hyer & Littlepage at 207 Sixth Street, Point Pleasant. The Scholarship Selection Committee will base the awards on financial need.
The foundation is named for Robert and Louise Claflin. Even though the Claflin couple is no longer living, they made their wishes of helping graduating high school students attend college known with the establishment of a foundation that provides scholarships to individuals to pursue their dreams of attending college. This 2013 graduating class will be the fourth cyclical recipients of the award.