Giordano Scholarship to UNC Asheville now available for PCHS seniors

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Polk County High School seniors who are interested in attending the University of North Carolina Asheville may want to apply for the Frank J. & Sybil H. Giordano Scholarship, which covers the schooling expenses for the entire freshman year.

Completed applications are due back to the Student Services Department at PCHS by March 15, 2015.

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, be residents of Polk County, and be in the top 30 percent of his or her graduating class. The Giordano Scholarship applications can be picked up at the high school’s Student Services office.

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Once the scholarship applicant has been accepted to UNCA, 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.

-Submitted by Meghan Horne Mauldin