ECA scholarships available

DOBSON — Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members announced they are accepting applications for the 2016 North Central District Extension and Community Association Scholarships.

The $800 scholarships are given to a youth and an adult who are continuing their education beyond the high school level in any field of study, but with priority given to a degree in family and consumer sciences.

A youth application is defined as a high school senior or a student enrolled in college having completed high school without a break in his/her formal education. An adult is an individual who has completed high school and has had a break in his/her formal education and now wishes to further his/her education.

All applicants must be North Carolina residents and planning to attend a North Carolina accredited college, community college or technical institute the fall of 2016. Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: financial need 25 percent; scholarship potential 25 percent; activities and honors 25 percent; ECA connection 25 percent.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 12. To obtain an application or for more information, call the Surry County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension at 336-401-8025.

Surry County ECA has eight clubs and 70 members throughout the county. The organization’s mission is to strengthen families through leadership development, volunteer work, educational support, and researched-based education from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University.

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