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SCHOLARSHIPS!! APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 19. Attention Buckeye REC parents and high school seniors. Get applications and instructions for these scholarships from your high school guidance counselor or visit us online at www.buckeyerec.coop/scholarships! They are for graduating high school seniors that are a child or legal ward of Buckeye REC’s permanent residential member receiving service for the duration of the 2015-16 academic year (August 2015-June 2016). Please take the time, as well as the students you are assisting, to look over the guidelines closely. There are two categories of scholarships being offered. “Children of Members Scholarship” and “Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship”. This year’s “Children of Members Scholarship” on the Buckeye REC local level in both boy and girl categories include first-place, $1,000 and second place, $750. This is a total of 4 possible awards, two for boys and two for girls. The “Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship” has been created to reward those students who have committed themselves to the pursuance of a college education despite unique and substantial personal challenges which may have befallen them. A $1000 local scholarship is offered. A “Letter of Recommendation”, as well as a “Letter of Nomination” from a second independent sponsor is required. There are guide sheets for these letters included in the Scholarship instructions and should be provided to those “nominating and recommending”. Students must apply for the local Buckeye REC scholarships to qualify for the statewide scholarship competition.

All winners will go on to compete at the OREC state level in Columbus, OH. In both boy and girl categories for “Children of Members Scholarship”, the awards are $3,400, $2,400, $1,900, $1,800, $1,700, $1,600, $1,500, 1,400 and $1,300 - First through Ninth place. This is a total of 18 possible awards, seven for boys and seven for girls. For the “Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship” finalists will compete for up to six $2,000 scholarships that will be awarded at the statewide level.

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 19. Buckeye REC is pleased to be able to offer these scholarships. Please share with someone you know that is elgible.
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