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Beta Sigma Phi scholarship

A scholarship for students going into the health field is available from the Beta Sigma Phi City Council of Longview-Kelso.

The scholarship is given in honor of deceased Beta Sigma Phi members and awards are based on the funds available. A student may receive the award a maximum of two years.

To apply, students must be residents of Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties. Non-residents can apply if they attend school in those counties.

The application must include a completed questionnaire, copies of official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and an essay from the applicant explaining why he or she is interested in the health field.

Application forms are available at area high schools, at Lower Columbia College or by calling scholarship chairwoman Diane LaRue at 360-431-8909. Leave a message with an email address and LaRue will send an application.

The application deadline is Friday, March 23.

Early Bird Lions

The Early Bird Lions Club will award scholarships to local high school students. A scholarship of $1,000 each will be available for applicants at Kelso, Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools.

The scholarships are available for any area of study and will be awarded based on financial need and showing promise of finishing a degree, according to a press release from the club. Grade-point average is just a part of the qualifications, notes the release.

In addition, two $1,500 scholarships will be given to R.A. Long students from the Dr. Doug O’Connor family. O’Connor was a well-known Longview dentist and an active member of the Early Bird Lions Club.

Altrusa scholarships

Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso has three scholarships available to college students.

The Altrusa International Scholarship for Technical Education Students is available to students attending Lower Columbia College during the 2018-19 school year. The $1,000 scholarship is for a student in a two-year technical program in the trades, manufacturing or industrial fields.

The $1,400 Altrusa International Scholarship is for a student attending LCC during the 2018-19 school year and is renewable for up to three additional consecutive years provided the student shows proof of satisfactory academic progress.

The $1,000 Jane Kalahan Smith Scholarship is for a student who has an interest in the sciences, who has completed studies at LCC and who will attend a college or university for the 2018-19 school year.

Application forms are available from high school counselors, in the LCC admission center/financial aid lobby or on the Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso website at

Complete criteria is included on the applications which must be sent to Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso and postmarked by Friday, March 23.

Recipients will be notified by mail.

For details, call Mary at 360-425-0426.

Lundquist scholarships

Applications are being accepted by the Kalama School District 403 for the Walter E. Lundquist Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.

All applicants must be graduates of Kalama High School within the last five years (2014 through 2018) and be residents of Washington.

Forms are available at the superintendent’s office, 548 China Garden Road, Kalama; or mailed upon request by calling the superintendent’s office at 360-673-5282.

Applications must be returned to the superintendent’s office before Sunday, April 1.

Rainier Garden Club

The Rainier Garden Club is offering a $500 scholarship to a Rainier Junior/Senior High School or Rainier home-school graduate.

Students must be enrolled in a two- or four-year college, or a trade or professional school of their choice and be pursing a career in the agriculture, forestry and ornithology fields; or in protection and conservation of the environment or horticulture related studies.

Applications are available in the school counseling office. The application deadline is Monday, Thursday, May 31.

For details, contact the garden club through its Facebook page, Rainier Garden Club.

— The Daily News


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