Officials Seeking More Scholarship Applications

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Public Education Foundation is hoping more
high school seniors in Clark County will apply for college scholarships by Feb. 10.

The grant and scholarships coordinator for the foundation says the number of applications last year was disappointing, about 2,800 from a pool of 13,000 high school students.

Shana Venenga says the Las Vegas Elks Club wanted to give four scholarships last year to physically challenged students, but awarded only two because of a lack of response.

The foundation, which administers about 80 scholarship programs, sent postcards to every high school senior advising them of the deadline to apply for the programs.

Scholarships range from one-time gifts of $500 to $10,000 each year of school. The foundation awarded $826,000 last year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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