Nelson scholarship deadline is April 30

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 1:40 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The application deadline for the Nelson Family Vocational Scholarship is April 30.

The scholarship, which was established Feb. 1, 2010, is intended to honor the Richard L. Nelson family. It is administered by the Princeton Public Schools Foundation.

Graduating Princeton High School seniors will be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is intended for students who plan to further their education in vocational studies, e.g. technology, construction, drafting, welding or the trades. The scholarship committee will be made up of members from the Princeton Public Schools Foundation and one representative from Nelson Enterprises. This committee shall render its decision as to the name of the scholarship winner by June. Applications should include the student’s name, technical school or college attending, proof of current academic standing, field of study, and a one-paragraph (100 word or less) description of goals and career ambitions written in applicant’s own handwriting.

The amount of the scholarship will be $2,000. The scholarship is for one year only. The scholarship committee, in selecting the scholarship winner, will consider these criteria in the following order: financial need, academic standing, future contribution to the community.

Applications should be submitted to Debra Dullard in the Princeton High School Guidance Department.

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