With the end of the school year fast approaching, several local organizations will be offering student scholarships from their organizations.
The Masonic Scholarships will be offered by the Speculative Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Cherokee and Marcus. They will be awarding $300 scholarships to a Cherokee Senior and a Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Senior who will graduate this spring.
The scholarships may be used for a two or four year college or vocational-technical school.
Applications for the scholarships may be obtained from the counselor's office in each of the two schools. Applications must be postmarked by April 30.
The Cherokee Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority is offering a $200 scholarship for any college senior who will be completing or has completed his or her student teaching during the 2011-2012 school year.
The scholarship is awarded yearly to a person who is an education major and has been involved in the student teaching portion of the program. Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority of women educators, is seeking to encourage prospective teachers through this award.
The applicant must have been assigned to student teaching during the 2011-2012 year in order to be eligible. Graduates of Cherokee County high schools will be given first consideration for this scholarship.
Interested students should request an application from Jan Cook, P.O. Box 249, Cherokee, Iowa 51012. The deadline for submitting applications is March 26.
The final scholarship that has been recently announced is from Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. They are accepting applications for two $250 Richard Hatz Scholarships.
Recipients of the scholarships are chosen based on their prior service to their community and their plans to further that service through educational advancement. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Mid-Sioux Administrative Office at 418 S Marion St., Remsen. Requests for applications can be made to Mid-Sioux by calling 712-786-2001.
All residents of Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida counties are eligible to apply if they will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning during the calendar year awards are granted and will be obtaining a degrees in: Business, Health, Nutrition, Early Education, and Energy Conservation fields. Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. employees are eligible to apply as well as their children and grandchildren.
The Richard Hatz Scholarship was developed in honor of Dick's dedication to Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. since the organization's beginning in 1965. The scholarship is funded through donations and contributions from staff and board members of Mid-Sioux.