4 students are semifinalists for National Merit honors
BRADENTON -- Four Manatee County high school seniors are semifinalists for National Merit scholarships.
Abigail Chetlain, Manatee High School; Andrew Klein, Southeast High School; and Anna Boyd and James DeMaio, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, were named.
Semifinalists compete for one of 8,000 National Merit scholarships worth more than $35 million. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. is a not-for-profit organization established in 1955 to conduct the National Merit Scholarship Program, which encourages academic excellence.
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Semifinalists submit academic records, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and honors and awards received.
The student must be recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn a qualifying SAT score.
Finalists are selected based on exceptional skills, accomplishments and potential for success in college studies.
20 State College students will receive scholarships
BRADENTON -- State College of Florida Foundation received $26,206 in scholarships from the Florida College System Foundation for 20 SCF students seeking careers in education and health care.
Scholarships are awarded annually to 28 FCS colleges by the FCS Foundation.
SCF paralegal program will celebrate 40th anniversary
BRADENTON -- The State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Paralegal Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary Nov. 10 with the Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida at Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota.
Tickets are $26 for Suncoast PAF members. Nonmembers pay $30.
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Military Officers Association backs SCF student-veterans
SARASOTA -- The Military Officers Association of Sarasota has given $1,000 to the Veterans Scholarship Fund at the State College of Florida Foundation Inc. to support student-veterans.
The MOAS contribution raises the total amount of the Veterans Scholarship Fund to $19,000. SCF Foundation scholarships are endowed at $25,000.
More than 350 military veterans are enrolled at SCF.
-- Herald staff reports