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The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program annually provides FOUR graduating Central High School student with a $500 scholarship for use at one of the three local community colleges - Mineral Area College, Central Methodist University, or Missouri Baptist University.

Below is a list of all recipients of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Academic Scholarship.

About The Park Hills – Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program

In late 2014, Park Hills - Leadington Chamber Board Members began brainstorming a program designed to promote local education, encourage continued education, instill the importance of "community" in local youth, and most importantly, to give some graduating Central High School Students a small token of our appreciation in exchange for their local devotion.

Initially, the Chamber Board chose to award one $2000 scholarship per year. This was a 4-semester scholarship with $500 awarded to that one recipient each consecutive semester for four semesters. We awarded our 1st scholarship in 2015. To date, we have awarded 5 scholarships.

In 2020, the Board of Directors voted to make some changes to the program. Many of the previous recipients only used portions of the $2,000 due to their desire to move on to other 4-year colleges. For this reason, the Chamber Board decided to begin awarding $500 scholarships to FOUR graduates each year, rather than one $2,000 to one student annually. The guidelines for the program are as follows:

The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program annually provides FOUR graduating Central High School student with a $500 scholarship for use at one of the three local community colleges - Mineral Area College, Central Methodist University, or Missouri Baptist University.

The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and other college-related expenses.

The scholarship requirements outline the importance of being an active member of your community and require that the scholarship recipient attends one Chamber of Commerce Investor Meeting and volunteers at one Chamber Signature Event such as the Annual Firecracker Run or Sweetheart Trivia Night.

To qualify as a potential candidate for the Chamber Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Applicant must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must complete the FASFA and provide information from that form to the scholarship selection committee
  • Applicant must submit an official application along with a 300-500 word essay explaining their education and career goals, and how they plan to be active in the betterment of the community
  • The applicant will be asked to provide a copy of their ACT Score if available
  • Some applicants will be chosen by the scholarship selection committee for a live interview.
  • Applicant must agree to participate in at least two of the following three Chamber functions: Volunteering at the Annual Firecracker Run, Volunteering at the Annual Sweetheart Trivia Night, and/or Attending a Monthly Chamber Investor Meeting

Students may apply for the Chamber Scholarship by downloading the official application from the Chamber’s website and returning it to their Central High School Counselor.

Aside from Chamber Events, local donors help to fund this valuable program.  Your donation can help ensure that this program continues for many years to come! We invite you to contribute to the Chamber's Scholarship Fund today!!

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