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Scholarship offered for students of history

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The Washington County Historical Society is offering a scholarship for post-secondary students. The scholarship awards vary. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 15. The recipient(s) will be notified by Wednesday, April 1.

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The goal of the Washington County Historical Society Scholarship Program is to encourage historic preservation and interpretation, and to encourage students to study history by providing financial assistance in the form of an educational scholarship.

The program is available to graduating seniors enrolled in a Washington County high school, or students in a college or university program currently residing in Washington County (as a permanent residence), who are focusing on history, American studies, architecture or a history-related field of study.

Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and must be a member of the Washington County Historical Society or have an immediate family member who is a member of the WCHS. If you wish to join so you can apply for the scholarship, visit www.wchsmn.org. Student membership costs $10, regular membership is $15, and Family membership is $25.

The Scholarship Program is facilitated and managed by the Washington County Historical Society board of directors and administered by a designated committee.

To download an application form, visit www.wchsmn.org/news/2009_scholarships.php or call (651) 439-5956 to have one mailed. Send completed applications to: Washington County Historical Society, c/o Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 167, Stillwater, MN 55082.

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