While most high school seniors are thinking about their graduation, Paris Junior College is working to assist them in taking summer and fall classes.
PJC is again offering a scholarship covering tuition for one summer class to all high school seniors graduating this year. The summer tuition offer is available to those graduating from high schools in the PJC service area in Delta, Fannin, Lamar, Hunt, Hopkins and Red River counties.
“This is a great way for high school seniors to either take core academic classes or experience a workforce class to see if that is a career they might like,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “We are grateful to the generous donations from groups and individuals in the past year making it possible for PJC to help so many students.”
To help students succeed starting in the fall, PJC has $1 million in scholarship funds available. Scholarships for $1,000 are available for the 2015-16 academic year. Awards are already being made, so students should apply for those funds as soon as possible.
PJC’s scholarship funds come from an allocation of the Paris Junior College Memorial Foundation. This fall, the $1 million will enable PJC to award around 800 scholarships for the coming academic year.
The link to the scholarship application may be found by going to www.parisjc.edu/scholarships. High school seniors wanting the summer class scholarship should enter “graduating senior 2015” in the scholarship application box that asks for “semester/year to attend PJC.”
Early registration is going on now for both the summer and fall semesters at PJC. For questions or more information contact Amie Cato at 903-782-0431 or [email protected] or Sheila Reece at 903-782-0211 or [email protected].