Dear Mr. Editor:
We are writing on behalf of the Scotland County School Foundation. During the past school year we were able to provide four students from Scotland County High School financial assistance to earn college credits through community colleges. This was accomplished through generous donations from local civic groups and individuals who were willing to invest in the future of students with financial need. Our committee has specific guidelines to award the scholarships. The requirements consider financial need through the free and reduced lunch eligibility, above average attendance, above average grades, and recommendations from faculty and community members.
This year we are again seeking donations to fund the dual credit program through the Scotland County School Foundation. The Foundation is a tax deductible 501c program that allows contributions to be earmarked for specific programs. We are hoping that any person or group will join us in contributing to the dual credit scholarship fund. We are not asking for specific amounts, but would be most appreciative of any donation. If you could make a tax deductible donation, please send a check payable to “Scotland County School Foundation” in care of Ellen Aylward, 367 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.
Any support will be highly appreciated by us and the students that receive the scholarships. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone or talk to a Scotland County School Foundation member.
Rhonda McBee and Julie Clapp