Archive for Thursday, February 2, 2006

Clerks association offers scholarships

February 2, 2006

The Kansas County Clerk's and Election Officials Association is taking scholarship applications from students majoring in journalism, political science or communications. The scholarships are available to high school seniors with a 3.0 grade-point average or a freshman or sophomore in college who will complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in college with a 3.0 grade-point average.

Funding for these scholarships is made available through efforts of local elections officials and supervising judges in Kansas. Each is asked to call a toll-free telephone number and report to the Voter News Service on specified races in the general election.

The Voter News Service collects and tabulates election results for broadcast and publication throughout the nation. Because of the joint efforts of the county clerks, Secretary of State's Office and the Voter News Service, the scholarship committee will award scholarships in the amount of $500. The scholarships will be announced at the County Clerk's and Election Officials Association's Seminar in May.

Application may be picked up at the County Clerk's Office or at the counselor's office at local high schools. All applications must be returned by April 3 to: Marilyn Horn, Decatur County clerk, P.O. Box 28, Oberlin, 67749-0028.

For additional information, contact Leavenworth County Clerk Linda Scheer at (913) 684-0422.

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