Run for the Roses offers scholarships to high school seniors

Published 1:27 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In conjunction with the Run for the Roses 5K event on April 8, high school seniors will have an opportunity to compete for scholarship funds to be applied to higher education expenses at the institution of their choice. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating in 2017 and must be enrolled in a Jefferson Davis county school, Prentiss Christian School, or a JDC home school student.

The Run for the Roses Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one high school senior from each of the Jeff Davis County high schools that include Prentiss High School, Bassfield High School and Prentiss Christian School. Along with the completed application, an essay of 100 words explaining the benefits of an event like Run for the Roses in small communities is required.

The Catherine Turner Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one high school senior in Jefferson Davis County. A 100-word essay is required explaining what volunteerism means to the applicant in addition to the application.

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Students may apply for both scholarships.

Applications for each can be obtained from and turned in to the school guidance counselor and are also available at the Run for the Roses website

The deadline for applications to be turned in is April 18.