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Act now to apply for Barnes scholarship

By NANCY WACLAWEK
Published October 9, 2006


Applications for the 2007 Barnes Scholarship are due Friday. The scholarship is worth up to $15,000 per year for four years at an accredited U.S. college or university. Four winners are selected each year.

The award is based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant obstacles in life to succeed academically. The scholarship may be renewed annually as long as the full-time student remains in good academic standing.

High school seniors who attend public or private schools in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas or Hillsborough county are eligible. Preference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from a four-year accredited college or university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Previous winners are enrolled at Duke, Cornell, Princeton, Georgetown, Northwestern, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, Eckerd College, American University, Franciscan University, the University of Rochester, the University of Tampa, Columbia College and Ohio State University.

Twelve winners have graduated from college.

Andrew Barnes, for whom the scholarship is named, is the former chief executive and chairman of Times Publishing Co. He established the scholarships during his tenure. They are funded through the St. Petersburg Times Fund Inc., the philanthropic arm of the St. Petersburg Times.

WANT TO APPLY?

Applications are available at sptimes.com/scholarships/ or may be picked up at Times' offices during regular business hours. They also may be obtained from high school counselors.

For more information, contact Nancy Waclawek, director of the St. Petersburg Times Fund Inc., at 727 893-8780 or waclawek@sptimes.com.

[Last modified October 8, 2006, 23:29:11]


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