Altrusa scholarships offered to women

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Altrusa International Inc. of Oak Ridge is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to deserving Roane County women to support their pursuit of education and/or training.

The scholarships honor Sarah Ketron and Pat Rush, two former Altrusa presidents and civic leaders.

Altrusans seek to encourage and support women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs and become financially independent.

The scholarships also target re-entry students who have returned to college or other training after interrupting studies for work or family, or students who are beginning their education after an interruption between high school and college.

To be eligible, applicants must show proof of admission to an institution of higher education  and be enrolled in at least the minimum number of hours required by the institution.

High school seniors must show proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a genuine financial need.

Scholarship monies will be given directly to the institution to be used for tuition, books and other academic fees.

Applications are available at school counseling and financial aid offices  or online at www.iiaweb.com/altrusascholarship.

All applications must be emailed as indicated in the application or mailed to Altrusa International of Oak Ridge, Attn: Linda Kimmel, P.O. Box 5763, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.

Applications and all support documentation must be emailed or postmarked no later than April 12.

Altrusa is a civic organization of professional women involved in community service and support of literacy. Call 865-603-3162 for more about the organization.