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Education

Applications are available for Switzer scholarships

WALNUT — Bureau Valley parents and students are advised to get applications in for this year’s John and Mae Switzer Memorial Scholarships. There are a total of five scholarships this year totaling $45,000.

The deadline for applications to be turned in to Bureau Valley Guidance Counselor Aimee Stoller is April 3. The guidance counselor has the information needed to make application. There are some qualifications about the number of semesters to be completed at Bureau Valley High School, along with a requirement that the student provide two letters of recommendation from Bureau Valley High School teachers or administrators, and has a letter of acceptance from the college or trade school they plan to attend.

The committee will once again offer these scholarships because of the gracious scholarship fund that was initiated following the death of Mae Mungor Switzer, and the fund established with the proceeds of the John Mungor estate following his death.

This year, a $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to the top qualifying student from the original Walnut High School District that meets the criteria of the application process. $10,000 will be the scholarship award to an application from among the top 10 graduating seniors that meets the qualifications districtwide. Two districtwide scholarships of $6,000 each are available this year. One $3,000 districtwide scholarship will be given to a student who will attend a vocational training or trade school.

Applications for the scholarships are available from BVHS guidance counselor Aimee Stoller. All materials must be submitted to Stoller on or before April 3 to be considered.

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