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Monday, November 8, 1999

Lam receives scholarship

Jeff S. Lam of Pecos has received a top scholarship from Texas A&M University, where he is enrolled this fall as a freshman.

Lam, son of Stan and Florine Lam, is attending Texas A&M on a Lechner Scholarship.

Texas A&M University's freshman class includes more than 6,700 students, contributing to a record enrollment of 43,442. The university's entering freshmen traditionally have SAT scores approximately 100 points higher than the average for high school graduates in Texas.

Tuition help is available

A conservative estimate of college costs for a full-time student runs from $10,000-$30,000; high cost colleges can run from $40,000-$100,000. Most parents and students think that scholarships are only for the students with excellent grades, low-income families, or the athletically inclined. A small example of the numerous scholarships available to students include: Handicapped Student Scholarships, Members of a Church Scholarships, Scholarships for "C" Students, Veteran Children's Scholarships, Scholarships for Minorities and much, much more.

Though the majority of scholarships are from the Federal Government and are merit and/or need-based, billions of dollars are available to students from private sector scholarships. Much of private sector financial aid goes unused because the parents and students do not know how or where to apply.

There are organizations that have spent hundreds of hours in research locating scholarships sources. The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance _ College Bound is such an organization and supplies the public with over 700 different private scholarships sources. The scholarships list include the scholarship names, addresses, application deadlines, summaries about the scholarships and the amount the scholarship will pay your child.

Many scholarships pay the entire tuition, others can be applied towards tuition, living expenses, and/or other fees. Most scholarships can be used at junior colleges, career and vocational schools, 4 year colleges, graduate schools, medical and law schools.

For information on obtaining these scholarship lists, send a self-addressed, stamped, business size, #10 envelope to: The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 668, O'Fallon, IL 62269.

Study club plans meeting

The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 1518 Cowan in the home of Etta Sullivan, for a Thanksgiving Program on Food Theology presented by Georgia Whitfield.

The thought-quote for the meeting is "Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually; that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." Hebrew 13, verse 15.

Rolls call is to be answered by giving the name of a food mentioned in the Bible.

Nan Cate, Federation Counselor, will present a report.

Emphasis projects for this meeting are contribute to "Count Your Blessings Fund" and contribution to the "Community Organizations Sign Board location the City Square which features the General Federation of Women's Clubs Logo along with numerous other civic groups of our town.

Catherine Travland will join Sullivan with hostess duties.

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