LONDON – Operation UNITE has extended the deadline for seniors to apply for “I Am UNITE” scholarships to Friday, April 8.
“The initial deadline was March 31, but with the number of school closings due to weather and sickness we wanted to make sure students had an opportunity to submit an application,” explained Debbie L. Trusty, UNITE’s Education and Treatment Director.
Application forms are available on the UNITE website at operationunite.org.
Created by the UNITE Foundation, these “I Am UNITE” scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses. Funding for these scholarships come from proceeds of the annual National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, hosted by Operation UNITE in Atlanta, Ga.
Preference is given to seniors that have been a member of their school’s UNITE Club or have attended Camp UNITE as either a youth team leader or camper. If an applicant has not had the opportunity to be involved in UNITE programming, consideration is given to seniors who have provided strong community volunteer service.
Eligible applicants must live within UNITE’s 32-county service region.
In the past three years the UNITE Foundation has awarded 66 scholarships.
Additional information is available on the UNITE website. Interested applicants may also contact Shawna Ping at 606-677-6179 or by email to <mailto:> or Debbie Trusty at 606-889-0422 or by email to <mailto:>.
For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org<http://www.operationunite.org>.