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April 22, 2014

Urban League sponsors scholarship contest

FARRELL — High school seniors who live in Mercer County can win a $1,000 scholarship in the Shenango Valley Urban League Scholarship Fund essay contest.

Scholarship hopefuls should explain in 500 words how they have demonstrated leadership ability both academically and socially and what role they have played in making a positive impact in the urban community.

To be eligible, high school seniors must live in Mercer County, provide proof that they have been accepted and are scheduled to attend a college/university this fall, provide a recent academic transcript and have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point-average.

Essays much clearly address the topic; be a minimum of 500 words but not in excess of two pages; and be typed, double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. The cover page should include the writer’s full name, date and high school.

Submissions must be hand delivered or mailed to: Shenango Valley Urban League, Attn: Erin Houston, 601 Indiana Ave., Farrell 16121. Deadline is 4 p.m. May 8.

Info: 724-981-5310.

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