Higher education

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Each year the N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association – South Central District Scholarship is awarded to a student who is actively engaged in or has definite plans to pursue a career as an office professional.

The applicant must be a resident of one of the 19 South Central District counties - Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cumberland, Gaston, Harnett, Hoke, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union. This year a $200 scholarship will be presented to a student in Cabarrus County.

Scholarship information and application forms are available at area high school guidance offices, Community College advisor offices. Counselors and advisors have been asked to share scholarship information with appropriate course instructors and with students expressing an interest in a career as an office professional. This area encompasses many different areas of study such as office systems technology, web design and development, etc.

We actively solicit applications from students with outstanding scholastic ability and who are truly interested in pursuing their education as an office professional. We are, of course, interested in students who could benefit from financial assistance, however, this will not be the entire determining factor.

Anyone interested in applying for this scholarship should contact his or her guidance counselor or college advisor to request an application. Scholarship information and application forms can be obtained at the Cabarrus County Center office of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, located at 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Applications must be post marked by March 1st.

If you have any questions about this scholarship offering, contact Christine Barrier by calling 704-920-3310.

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