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Scholarship being offered

Women Legislators of Missouri are encouraging young women, set to graduate from high school, to apply for a $500 college scholarship. Each year the group selects one student from each of Missouri’s congressional districts to receive the award. Members hope to spread the word about the scholarship opportunity so that female students from all parts of the state will apply.

“This is a great opportunity for any young woman, who is interested in continuing her educational studies, to receive some valuable financial assistance,” said Rep. Paul Fitzwater.

The Women Legislators of Missouri Caucus created the senior scholarship program to provide financial assistance to students on the basis of leadership, academics and community service. Candidates must fill out an application and are required to submit a 500-word essay answering the question, “If you were a state legislator, what would you hope to accomplish and why?”

A link to download the scholarship is located at http://house.mo.gov/downloads/wlsa2017.pdf

Applications must be mailed to: Representative Patricia Pike, Missouri State Capitol , 201 West Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 or submitted via email to patricia.pike@house.mo.gov with the subject WLM Essay Contest. The submission deadline is March 9.

The group will select recipients and then a hold a reception in their honor in the State Capitol later in April. Scholarships will be presented to the recipients in the Missouri House Chamber. For further information, contact 573-751-5388.

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