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Deadline to apply for POWER Scholarship quickly approaching

Nontraditional female students in Indiana can apply for a scholarship through the Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation before the Nov. 15 deadline, according Dubois County lawmakers.

State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) said scholarship recipients could include women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, seeking advancement in their career or work life, and stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education or training. This scholarship is not intended for recent high school graduates or women who are eligible for or have already received other significant financial aid.

“This scholarship can relieve some financial burden for nontraditional female students who are in their pursuit of a degree or credentialing,” Lindauer said. “Ongoing obligations can sometimes cause schooling and career aspirations to be put on hold, and women who are now refocusing on their personal goals should apply for this scholarship.”

A bipartisan selection committee awards 18 scholarships – two from each congressional district – of $750 each. The scholarship check will be made directly to the institution with instructions to apply the funds to the student’s current account to pay for school tuition, books and fees. Qualified applicants include nontraditional female students whose education may have been delayed or interrupted, and the committee will consider financial need, personal vision, service to community and post-education plans.

“These recipients have a strong vision for the future and help serve their communities,” said State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty). “This scholarship will help these Hoosier women as they earn a degree or job certificate and take the next step in their careers.”

The scholarships can be used for the 2022 spring semester. With the application deadline on Nov. 15, scholarship recipients will be announced on Dec. 17, 2021, and granted before Dec. 31, 2021. 

To apply for the POWER Scholarship and review eligibility requirements, visit inpowercaucus.org/powerscholarship

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