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Charlottesville Scholarship Program Offers Need-Based Funding

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Friday March 1 is the deadline for a Charlottesville scholarship program open to high school seniors and adults looking for financial help toward higher education.

The Charlottesville Scholarship Program is providing an opportunity to go to school for people who might not be able to afford it. The scholarship is open to first-time applicants, as well as previous recipients.

Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship. The scholarship committee is also looking for people who have strong goals for the future, and who will use the money wisely toward achieving those goals.

"We do see some success stories. We see students who are perhaps the first of their family to go to college, and they make it through, and they go on to secure jobs in private industry, business, some are even looking to start their own businesses," said Charity Haines, chair of the scholarship committee.

Applications are accepted twice a year, in the fall and spring. The scholarships start at $1,000 and 20 people will be selected from the applicants.

Click here for more on how to apply.

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