Big Brothers Big Sister to offer scholarship to high school volunteers


DARKE COUNTY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be offering two $500 scholarships for students attending college in the 2016/2017 academic year.

One scholarship will go to a Darke County graduate, and one will go to a Shelby County graduate.

Those who wish to be considered for the scholarship should be students who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school and enrolled in a school within Shelby or Darke County.

They also must have been a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Buddies program for two full academic years and have attended at least 75 percent of the sessions of which they were involved. Applicants must also plan to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in any field of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Students interested in applying can get the application from their guidance office, their Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Service Coordinator, or online at on the “Resources” page.

The scholarship deadline is April 15 and recipients will be announced on May 6.

Staff report

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