United Way accepting "Power of the Purse" Scholarship applications

CHAMPAIGN - The United Way of Champaign County has announced that it has started to accept scholarship applications from female high school seniors who wish to attend Parkland Community College.

United Way officials say the scholarships are based on financial need, and are designed to help applicants pursue job training, technical or vocational certification, or an associate's or bachelor's degree.  The scholarships may be used for educational or training fees, tuition, or book expenses.

Individuals who wish to apply for these scholarships may do so by visiting www.uwayhelps.org/scholarship. ; Applicants must postmark their submission by June 1, and must include their most recent officials transcript and proof of enrollment.

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