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January 24, 2013

PROGRESS REPORT: Myriad scholarships available for East Texas students

JACKSONVILLE — As Cherokee County seniors focus on high school graduation, their thoughts also may be turning toward how to fund a college education. In East Texas, a number of scholarships are available, including:

East Texas Baptist University is offering a scholarship to students pursuing a major in mathematics. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

Austin Bank will be awarding 27 educational scholarships for tuition and books, and lists a February 28 application deadline.

The Cherokee County Electric Cooperative is offering 14 scholarships to youths whose members are members of the local entity.

Applications are due Feb. 28. Contact the main office in Rusk, 903-683-2248, for more information.

The East Texas Pro-fessional Community Credit Union is offering a scholarship for those pursing a degree in education, as well as students  in general studies. App-lication deadline is March 1.

Also citing a March 1 deadline is the East Texas Communities Foundation (www.etcf.org), which oversees a number of renewable scholarships to eligible candidates. For call Mary Lynn Smith at 903-533-0208 to learn more about any of the following:

• David G. and Jac-queline M. Braithwaite Scholarship – for vocational/technical study in medically related fields.

• David G. and Jacqueline M. Braith-waite Scholarship – for biology, mathematics, engineering or a related field that allows recipient to pursue a career in medicine, veterinary medicine or biotechnology.

• David G. and Jac-queline M. Braith-waite Scholarship – for chemistry.

• Christopher Lyon Memorial Scholarship – for art students at the University of Texas at Tyler.

• J.M. Braithwaite Scholarship – for nursing studies at Tyler Junior College.

• Dr. Elbert H. Caldwell Scholarship – for human healthcare, with an emphasis in nursing.

• J.L. Gulley, Jr. Texas Tech Scholarship – for students who plan on attending Texas Tech.

• Betty and Roy Erick-son Scholarship – for graduation seniors who attend an East Texas High School.

• East Texas Geologi-cal Society Scholarship – for geology studies (un-dergraduate or master's degree at a Texas school); open to sophomores and upper classmen.

• Richard B. and Mary Lou Hamm Schol-arship – for a Bullard High School graduates attending the University of Texas at Tyler.

College-bound students should also contact guidance counselors at their high school as well as at the schools they are interested in; other overlooked sources of scholarship money are churches and other religious organizations.

Citizens 1st – Perkins Family Foundation Schol-arship awards scholarships to children of state employees who are residents of Cherokee, Na-cogdoches and Smith Counties.

The Natural Gas Society of East Texas offers a scholarship to Texas college students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who have declared a major in a field of study directly related to the energy industry. The website www.zinch-.com has a link to apply for this scholarship; or visit the organization's website at ngset.org.

The Sherilyn A. Willis, M.D., Medical Scholar-ship is awarded to a student attending medical school in Texas. Dr. Willis is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Tyler at Four Seasons Women's Health Clinic.

Contact your campus guidance counsellor to learn about these scholarships and others.

* To publicize your scholarship, please contact Jo Anne Embleton

at the Jacksonville Daily Progress,

903-586-2236, or email jembleton@jacksonvilleprogress.com.

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