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INFORMATIONAL LETTER:  111

POLICY CODE:  JM

 

TO:                  Superintendents of Schools, High School Principals, and Guidance Counselors

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             March 17, 2006

RE:                  2006 Presidential Freedom Scholarships

            The following information on the Presidential Freedom Scholarships was recently forwarded to my office and I wanted to make all of our School Administrative Units aware of this scholarship opportunity.

            The Presidential Freedom Scholarships are currently available for the 2006 program year. This program, administered by Learn and Serve America at the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides Presidential recognition and a $1,000 college scholarship to high school juniors and seniors for their leadership in community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service provides $500 which must be matched with at least $500 secured by the high school from the community. To be eligible, students must complete at least 100 hours of community service.

            This year the Corporation for National and Community Service is offering up to 6,500 scholarships. The postmark deadline to submit certification forms is May 12, 2006.  

            For more information on the Presidential Freedom Scholarships program, please visit the program website at www.nationalservice.gov/scholarships or contact Dina Paxenos (dinap@esi-dc.com), Program Manager, Presidential Freedom Scholarships, 1150 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 1100, Washington, DC 20036.

            Thank you.