Two Student Scholarships To Be Awarded By Signal Mountain Lions Club

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Signal Mountain Lions Charity announces two scholarships worth $800 each per year for four years will be awarded for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Students from any area school may apply provided they reside in the 37377 zip code. The scholarships are based on financial need and academic achievement. The students must have been accepted by or be attending an accredited four year college or university, technical or community college.

Additionally, the scholarships are open to applicants from all areas of study. Each scholarship will be renewable up to four years pending the recipient’s remaining a full time student and maintaining an acceptable GPA. Total value of each award is $3,200.

In addition to these scholarships, the Signal Mountain Lions Club works to fulfill the club motto, “We Serve,” in many other ways including the Fourth of July fireworks display, grants to Signal Mountain Social Services, Signal Mountain Fire and Police Department Fund; The Walden’s Ridge Emergency Service, the Signal Mountain Public Library, the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC), the Bachman Community Center Lone Oak Community Center, the Hamilton County Sight Service and Lions Eye Bank at Erlanger, and “KidSight” photo vision screening program for children from one year to six years.

If you wish to apply for one of these scholarships or know someone who might like to apply, you may get an application from local high school college placement counselors or directly from the Lions Club. You can write to the Signal Mountain Lions Club, P. O. Box 134, Signal Mountain, TN 37377, or call Lion Larry Bascom, the scholarship chairman, at423- 886-0074.

April 15, 2014 is the deadline for the application. Students must send the application form and a copy of the front page of the student’s FAFSA Report to the Signal Mountain Lions Club, P. O. Box 134, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.


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