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WOW Seeks Applicants for 2015 WOW Scholarships

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Have you proven yourself a scholar with a dedication to community service? If so, there’s a college scholarship you should know about.

World of Westchase is seeking applicants for its college scholarship program for students whose high school careers reflect a commitment to both academics and community service. The WOW Scholars Program is open to Westchase residents who are high school seniors (or home-schooled students) and who will attend their first year of college in 2015. Eligible Westchase students have a parent or guardian residing within the boundaries of the Westchase Community Association (WCA), including residents of the West Park Village Apartments and Lexington apartments.

Since the inception of the program in 2006, the WOW Scholars program has awarded  dozens of scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, to Westchase college-bound students. Last year WOW awarded six $2,000 scholarships; winners were also featured in our June cover story.

Interested applicants must fill out an application, which can be downloaded by logging onto http://www.WestchaseWOW.com and clicking on the link for WOW Scholars, located at the very bottom of the homepage after WOW Info. The completed application and supporting materials must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2015.

Supporting materials for the application include certified copies of the student’s high school transcript; copies of  SAT and/or ACT score reports; two character reference letters, one of which must attest to community service; and a personal essay including information about the student’s community service, academic achievements, other achievements, personal goals, and any other information or factors, including need, that the student believes bears on why he or she should receive a scholarship.

For more information, contact WOW Publisher Chris Barrett at 920-9809 or e-mail editor@westchasewow.com.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher