Friends of Solana Beach Library offers scholarships to local students

It’s scholarship time in Solana Beach.

The board of directors of the Friends of the Solana Beach Library, a fundraising support group, has selected a Scholarship Committee that will carry out the directive to award two $1,000 educational scholarships to graduating high-school seniors or continuing/returning students who live or attend school within the city limits of Solana Beach.

Each scholarship is a one-time award to be used for continuing education at a community college, a four-year college or university, a graduate/professional school, or a technical/vocational/career school in the United States.

In addition to living or attending school within the city of Solana Beach, each recipient must have a San Diego County Library card and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for the three most recent years for which a GPA is available. Consideration will be given to financial need, community activities, extracurricular activities, awards and recognitions.

The application for the 2017 Friends of the Solana Beach Library can be downloaded as a PDF from the Friends website (www.friendsofsolanabeachlibrary.org). In addition, according to a press release from the Friends of the Solana Beach Library, printed applications are available at the library and will be provided by any librarian.

Students must complete and submit the application form by April 30, 2017, along with an essay, a completed permission form, and two letters of recommendation; one letter should be from a teacher and the other from an adult who is not related to the student and can provide information about the student to the Scholarship Committee.

There is no filing fee with this scholarship application and eligible students are encouraged to apply. The scholarship money can be used to pay for tuition, books, fees, room and board or other related educational expenses. More specific information is included with the scholarship packet.

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