Posted Date: 02/08/2018
The Ashdown High School Scholarship Committee will soon be awarding scholarships to 2018 AHS graduates, as it has since its formation in 1986, and contributors are encouraged to either continue donations as they have in previous years or become new scholarship donors and contribute to the success of new Ashdown High School graduates in their post-secondary endeavors.
"Last year, we awarded 48 scholarships with a total value of $25,725" states Ronda Pounds, chairperson of the committee. "This brings the total scholarships to over $398,247 awarded to 1045 students over the course of our 32-year history."
Pounds also states that 100% of all donated monies are awarded every year and that all donations are tax deductible.
The Scholarship Committee has also authorized an alumni fund through which former students of Ashdown High School and businesses may contribute to the program in any amount and at any time. Such contributions may be made in honor or memory of friends and loved ones.
As in previous years, scholarship recipients will be announced and scholarships awarded at a tea sponsored by the committee. The date for this year's tea is Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ashdown High School cafeteria. "All donors are welcome at the tea," Pounds continues, "and welcome to participate in presenting the scholarship they are giving if they would like."
To be awarded to 2018 AHS graduates, contributions must be received by April 2. They may be mailed to or dropped off at the Ashdown School District Administration Office at 751 Rankin Street, Ashdown, Arkansas 71822.