Women’s Club of Saluda announces academic scholarship recipients

Published 8:53 am Friday, May 31, 2013

The Women’s Club of Saluda (SWC) has been awarding academic scholarships to

Caleb Parsons

Caleb Parsons

Saluda students for a number of years.

Available for high school seniors, continuing undergraduate and graduate students and non- traditional returning students, awards have been made in all these categories.

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This year the club raised $2,000 and made two $1,000 awards.  One goes to Caleb Parsons of Polk County High School and one to Ashley Fletcher of East Henderson High School. The scholarship committee had a particularly difficult decision this year because the high quality of applicants.

Applicants are expected to provide grade transcripts, letters of recommendation and essays.

Ashley Fletcher

Ashley Fletcher

The essays give the committee knowledge of the candidates’ objectives, motivations, influencing factors, and decision making skills.

The candidates listed a variety of activities – academics and sports, community volunteerism, participation in the arts and music.

These achievements can be attributed to the quality of education in Polk and Henderson counties. Polk County High School and East Henderson High School were bronze metal winners in the US News and World Report group of outstanding schools in 2013.

This year SWC will host a scholarship fund raiser at the Saluda Center on June 22 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

The theme will be a WWII canteen with music and celebrities of the 1940s.

Tickets are available from SWC members or Macon Bank and Thompson’s Store.

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