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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Melvin C. High Scholarship Applications Available

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office announced the opening of the application period for the 2013 Melvin C. High Scholarship award. Three scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 toward the cost of tuition and fees or books, are awarded to deserving Prince George’s County High School graduating seniors. This year’s award is the third annual award. 
 Applications for the Melvin C. High Scholarship award are available in the offices of all Prince George’s High School Guidance Counselors and are available through the link on the front page of the Sheriff’s website at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Sheriff.
The Melvin C. High Scholarship was founded in the Office of the Sheriff by Sheriff Melvin C. High in 2011, with the first seniors receiving awards from the 2011 graduating class. “Our goal is to recognize the well-rounded student, not just the academic achiever,” said Sheriff High.
The application closing date is May 10, 2013. Applications will be collected from high school guidance counselors during the week after the closing date; application packages mailed to the Office of the Sheriff must be postmarked no later than May10, 2013.
A Scholarship Committee reviews all applications to pick the recipients.  Once the winners are announced, the Office of the Sheriff makes checks available to the college/university at the time of registration.  In order for an application to be considered, in addition to being a Prince George’s County resident, the student must be:
·         Accepted for admission to an accredited college or university
·         Be involved in community service or extracurricular school activities
·         Have his/her G.P.A documented by the guidance counselor
·         Provide a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty
·         Complete a one-page essay answering the question: “How will a college education change your life and your future?

For additional information on the Melvin C. High Scholarship, contact Lt. Col. Regina Taylor at 301-780-7495. For information on this release, please contact the Press Information Office …..
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