Local students pursuing a degree in education have the opportunity to be awarded for their work.
The Muskingum County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Miss Olaf and Miss Olga Hanson Scholarship. To apply, students must have completed their sophomore year in college, and hold a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
“This scholarship is specifically for education, so it’s a very small pool of people who can apply for it, and it’s just a great opportunity for students to get that extra money they need for school,” said Educational Assistant, Katie McCarty.
Applications are available at the Muskingum County Community Foundation. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of reference, a 250-word essay, and an unofficial or official grade record.
“It feels amazing to be able to give money to the local students, it’s really cool when they come in and talk to you about the scholarships that they’ve received, it gives you a really good feeling,”McCarty said.
Applications are due to the Muskingum County Community Foundation by October 30. You can also download the application online at, www.mccf.org.