The Chamber awarded $9,000 in scholarships in May 2017, an increase of $3,000 over the 2016 amount. Five $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Plainview High School students, and another $1,500 went to a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy.
The Chamber will be awarding scholarships once again in May 2018.
Applications will be available by March 2018.
The scholarship program has come a long way since its beginning in 2000. One $500 scholarship was awarded that year. A grand total of $73,600 in scholarships has now been awarded; $30,000 of that total has been awarded just since 2013. In recent years the growing program has been funded through an annual golf tournament.
Now, the Chamber hopes to award $9,000 for the second year in a
row. The sixth annual tournament is slated for August 19, 2017 at
the Rainsville Golf & Country Club. The tournament’s and the
scholarship program’s continued growth will once again depend on
the generosity of a few dozen sponsors, the golfers and
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