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The duPont Manual PTSA awarded their annual senior scholarship, a one-time 500 dollar award paid directly to the winners’ colleges, to Morgan Zimmer (VA) and Phuong Luu (MST) for the year 2011. According to Colleen Beach, organizer of the scholarship, in order to apply, students must meet the following requirements: a graduating diploma, duPont Manual senior, member of the PTSA, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Also, applicants must write a 250 word easy, provide a recommendation, and provide a certified GPA and test scores.
Luu is planning to attend the University of Louisville and major in Biology, with a minor in Psychology. Luu felt that she had missed out on many opportunities, such as taking the PTSA her junior year, that were intended to help with college tuition. “The incentive that led me to applying for scholarships was because I would like to obtain enough money to pay for my housing next year. Although I’m going to UofL – which is close to home – I want to be independent and living on my own,” she said.
Zimmer is planning to attend Georgetown College, and play soccer there. She applied because she needed the extra money. “I am very thankful to have gotten the scholarship. I hope I can make manual PTSA proud,” she said.
By Danielle Hampton, Reporter