For many years Bob Sizemore has sponsored the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce student of the month lunches, giving educators an opportunity to honor hard working students and showcase their efforts to the business community. Last month Whitney Benson of Skyview Middle School was honored along with Megan English from Soldotna High School and Delaney Risley of Soldotna Prep. Soldotna Chamber executive director Tami Murray also encouraged members to spread the word about scholarship application deadlines, “On behalf of all of our members the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce encourages all graduating seniors to consider applying for our Continuing Education Scholarships, we are very proud of this long tradition and extremely proud to support the future education of our local kids. The deadline for application folders is 5PM March 20th, applications can be found online at soldotnachamber.com. Look for the winners to be announced at a May luncheon,” said Murray. The categories for Chamber scholarships are as follows:
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
A total of Three (3) $4,000 High School Senior Scholarships will be awarded by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. A High School Senior Scholarship means the total amount ($4,000) will be awarded in $2,000 allotments; beginning in the first year and continuing for the second year if the student remains enrolled and maintains a 2.0 GPA. Scholarships will ONLY be paid to the institutions and awarded after proof of full-time registration is submitted to the Chamber for the school year.
VERA HOWARTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship fund is established in memory of Vera Howarth, a long-time resident of Soldotna, member of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, and much-loved, devoted member of the community. Awards will be made to high school students with a positive-upbeat personality and demonstrated community involvement, including civic activities, volunteerism, a general willingness to participate and determination to overcome difficulties while retaining a positive attitude.
CURRENT COLLEGE/TECHNICAL SCHOOL
One (1) $4,000 “Current College/Technical School” Scholarship will be awarded by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.
A Current College/Technical School means the total amount ($4,000) will be awarded in one $4,000 allotment. The Scholarship will ONLY be paid to the institution and awarded after proof of full-time registration is submitted to the Soldotna Chamber for the school year.