Giordano Scholarship now available for PCHS seniors

Published 10:41 am Monday, January 23, 2012

Application deadline March 15
Polk County High School seniors who are interested in attending the University of North Carolina at Asheville may want to apply for the Frank J. & Sybil H. Giordano Scholarship, which covers the schooling expenses for the entire freshman year at UNC-Asheville.
Completed applications are due back to the Student Services Department at PCHS by March 15, 2012.
This special college scholarship was created by Frank and Sybil “Pete” Giordano with Polk County students in mind.
The applicants must have attended Polk County High School for three consecutive years. They must be residents of Polk County. In addition, the student applicant must be in the top 30 percent of his or her graduating class.
The Giordano Scholarship applications can be picked up at the Polk County High School Student Services office.
Once the scholarship applicant has been accepted to UNC-A, the student is interviewed by a local scholarship panel.
The Giordano panel’s members are Polk County residents Judy Arledge, Frank Giordano, Richard Smith, John Vining and Tawana Weicker.
In addition to visiting the guidance department at Polk County High, interested parents and students are encouraged to ask any of the local panel members about this Giordano Scholarship.
According to UNC-Asheville officials, small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program set the school apart from similar universities.
They said the campus in Asheville combines rigorous academics with practical experience from internships and study abroad for a complete educational experience. “U.S. News & World Report” ranks UNC-Asheville in the top ten public liberal arts universities in America.
– article submitted by Meghan Horne

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