Chamber scholarship to give CHS senior $1,000
Last year's recipient thankful for community support
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from Cassville High School seniors for a one-time scholarship for $1,000 to a school of the recipient's choice. The deadline to apply is at noon on March 26. The recipient will be selected by a committee made up of chamber members and the chamber's board of directors. Last year's scholarship was presented to Skylar Lowe, who attended her first semester at Emporia State University in Kansas in the fall of 2013.
"Coming from a single-parent home, the scholarship was a tremendous help to me and my mom," Lowe said. "Without the scholarships and grants, I couldn't afford college without going way into debt."
Lowe said she had a great time at Emporia, but made the decision to transfer to Pittsburgh State University at semester to be closer to home and to change her major to early childhood education unified. In a letter to the chamber's scholarship committee, Lowe said, "I am so glad that members and businesses in my community support students and encourage us to follow our dreams. It really makes a difference in our lives to have a support system back home."
Lowe considers the chamber scholarship an honor because it is from members of the community and local businesses.
Lowe said attending college has allowed her to meet new friends, travel and participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Lowe has dreams of finishing college and moving back to Cassville to teach.
"I want to give back to the place that gave me so much," Lowe said. "I want to teach kids the way my teachers taught me."
This year's scholarship will be presented at the Cassville High School awards assembly in May.
Other scholarship deadlines drawing near include the Cassville High School Alumni Scholarship, due April 11. Students can pick up a list of all available scholarships from the high school counselor's office.