The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program.
The Chamber will award five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who reside in the Greater North County Chamber service area which include Bellefontaine Neighbors, Black Jack, Ferguson, Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Spanish Lake and surrounding unincorporated St. Louis County.
Additionally, this year the Chamber will award a $1,000 Perseverance Scholarship Award to a student who has perservered in his/her academic studies despite facing difficult challenges.
The scholarships can be used for post high school continuing education expenses, which include college tuition, room and board, books, fees or for expenses associated with a trade or technical school program.
Deadline for submitting applications to the Chamber office is at noon on Friday, Feb. 17. Applications are available at the local high schools; at the chamber office, 420 W. Washington St. (63031); or online at www.greaternorthcountychamber.com.
The scholarship fund was established with donations from chamber members and an annual bowl-a-thon. The Chamber has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to date.