Auburn Seniors Can Apply For Chamber Scholarships

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Auburn High School Principal Casey Handfield will announce Chamber of Commerce scholarship recipients at graduation. Students are encouraged to apply now. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – With the New Year here, it’s time for high school seniors to start applying for 2013 Auburn Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

The Chamber offers three scholarships that seniors can apply for by Friday, March 1. Students can only apply for one of the following scholarships: academic, career/trade and Chamber-member.

The academic scholarship is for seniors who are residents of Auburn and are in the top half of the graduating class. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, community and school involvement and the interview, according to the Chamber.

The career/trade scholarship is also for seniors who are residents of Auburn, and scholarships will only be used for the purpose of purchasing tools for the trade. A letter of recommendation from the shop teacher in the profession the applicant plans to pursue must be submitted with the application.

The final scholarship is for a child whose parent/guardian is a Chamber member in good standing with the Chamber. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of parent/guardian Chamber involvement, work experience, community and school involvement, essay and the potential interview.

All applicants must list extracurricular school activities, school honors, awards and scholastic achievements, religious and/or community activities and work experience. They also have to answer the essay question: “What is your career objective, and why did you choose that career?”

In 2012, Rebecca Corridori, Nicole Johnson, and Jenna Scanlon received Chamber scholarships, and Amber Facchini, Lindsay Gagnon, and Sean Hoey received Chamber-member scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, visit the group's website. The application should be mailed to Eleanor Houbre, director of Chamber services, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 446 Main St. Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608.

Applications postmarked after March 1 will not be considered.

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