2008-03-06 / About Town

Realtors offering college scholarships

The Newport County Board of Realtors recently announced it is accepting scholarship applications for two $1,000 awards they will give to college-bound students this year.

Eligible candidates must reside in Newport County and will be selected on various criteria, including financial need, academic standing and extracurricular activity.

Applications are available in the guidance offices at area high schools, and online at the Newport County Board of Realtors' website at www.newportrealtor.com, under the "Resources" menu. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 30, 2008.

Ginny Prichett, of Island Realty in Jamestown, said that students must fill out the forms completely. "We want as many students to be considered as possible," Prichett said, explaining some past applications were disqualified because of missing information. Prichett is the chairwoman of the selection committee.

The application criteria includes, among other things, the submission of a handwritten letter explaining why an applicant should be considered, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

For more than a half of a century, the Newport County Board of Realtors has been awarding scholarships to area students.

For more information about the scholarships or the application process, call or email Prichett, at 864- 1360, or ginny@islandrealtyri.com.

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