Rep. Ronald G. Waters (D-Philadelphia), Chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, announced the applications for the 2012 PLBC scholarship program are now being accepted through February 17. Only the first 250 applicants will be considered.
The PLBC will award five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who currently attend school in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or the Chester Upland school districts, are classified as a minority, and plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college in Pennsylvania.
“Higher education is the best way to develop a career with long-term financial security,” Rep. Waters said. “We are proud to be able to continue to offer these scholarships to give some students a helping hand on that road.”
Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on grades, with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average required, a statement of career and educational goals, school and community participation, work experience, family income and any unusual personal or family circumstances.
Scholarship recipients will also participate in a scheduled mock check presentation ceremony in the state Capitol on May 1.Applications are available from the PLBC website.