Application deadlines nearing for statewide repayable scholarship fund

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Opelika Observer

Application deadlines are nearing for The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship Program. Established in 1955 by an act of the Alabama Legislature. The fund is used to award several repayable scholarships each year. The scholarship functions as a repayable no-interest loan which must be repaid after graduation from college. One year after graduation, recipients will be contacted to repay the scholarship amount under a scheduled repayment system set up by the individual.
Scholarships
• 1st Place Essay – $3,000
• 2nd Place Essay – $2,000
• 3rd Place Essay – $1,000
To apply, students must be a graduating, high school senior and must submit the following information no later than April 1, 2019:
• A cover page
• A completed application form
• An original essay of at least 1500-2500 words (an annotated bibliography of sources is required but will not to be counted in the 1500-2500 words) on some aspect of the life of Stonewall Jackson.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2019.
For more information or to download the application visit www.archives.alabama.gov/stonewall/stonewall.

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