Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Bridges to College is offering renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 each to eligible Greenville and Ansonia High School graduates.

“These needs-based scholarships will help make college a reality for several students,” said Beth Sears, executive director of Bridges to College. “The scholarships are up to $1,000 each and renewable for up to four years.”

Students who graduated from GHS or AHS within the last five years are eligible for the scholarships.
“This will be the fifth year that we’ve offered scholarships to area high school students,” said Brian Swiger, Bridges to College trustee. “I encourage both incoming and existing college students to apply.”
The deadline for the scholarships is June 17, 2011.

These scholarships are unique in that they are renewable for up to four years. This means that if students do well, Bridges to College will continue to support them. Scholarship recipients are required to complete 15 hours of community service in Darke County.

“This is a way that scholarship recipients can give back to the community that is helping them go to college,” Sears said. She noted the scholarships are funded through the generous contributions of individuals and businesses.

To date, Bridges to College, formerly the Darke County College Access Program, has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to 23 students.

Guidelines and applications are available in the guidance offices at Greenville High School and Ansonia High School. Applications are also available online at the Bridges to College website, www.bridges2college.org.

People may also email Beth Sears at bsears@greenville.k12.oh.us or call her at 423-2442 to request the guidelines and application.

For more information about Bridges to College, or to learn how you can help, please visit the Bridges to College website at www.bridges2college.org.

Bridges to College is a non-profit organization that helps more students achieve higher education through mentoring, programming and scholarships.

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