Donating to the scholarship fund gives students and other individuals a wonderful opportunity to invest in youth and give back to the community at large.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn (PRWEB) December 29, 2014
Horizon Scholarship Services is pleased to announce the Rev. Clifford and Mrs. Ollie Mae Griffith Memorial Scholarship through Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
The Rev. Clifford and Mrs. Ollie Mae Griffith Memorial Scholarship—which is fully administered by the university—currently offers two awards of $250 annually. In the future, the award amounts will increase depending on the availability of funds. Scholarship eligibility is primarily based on a minimum 2.5 GPA and minimum 20 ACT score. The scholarship also places a strong emphasis on community service and volunteering.
“Applicants must write an essay describing their community service experience and why they feel volunteering is important,” said Tracy Barbour, the founder of Horizon Scholarship Services. “Therefore, the scholarships will be awarded not necessarily to the 'best and brightest' students—but to those who are willing to serve their community and who truly care about helping others.”
The Rev. Clifford and Mrs. Ollie Mae Griffith Memorial Scholarship is an outgrowth of Horizon Scholarship Services, which helps to fund the scholarship through its volunteer efforts. Essentially, Horizon collects contributions from the students that it assist, businesses and the general public, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved. “Donating to the scholarship fund gives students and other individuals a wonderful opportunity to invest in youth and give back to the community at large,” Barbour said.
Horizon Scholarship Services is a free community resource program that specializes in providing research, consulting and other resources to help high school students obtain grants and scholarships to fund their college education. Horizon seeks to supplement the services of high school guidance counselors who are often limited on the amount of time and assistance they can provide students. By providing in-depth research, information and expert advice, Horizon makes the scholarship application process faster, easier and more productive for students.
For more information about the memorial scholarship or Horizon Scholarship Services, please visit http://www.horizonscholarshipservices.com.
About Horizon Scholarship Services
Horizon Scholarship Services is a free program that provides research and coaching services to help high school students find, apply for and win “free money” to attend college. Horizon has been assisting students with scholarship research and applications for almost 20 years through its parent company, RightResponse eMarketing. RightResponse has helped students apply for and win more than $500,000 worth of scholarships, grants, fellowships and other aid. This includes “full-tuition” scholarships for public universities, financial packages for private institutions such as Vanderbilt University, and even funding for graduate school. RightResponse eMarketing specializes in helping businesses capitalize on technology to broaden their reach, increase sales, reduce marketing costs and boost their profits. For individuals, the company provides professional resumes, cover letters, biographies and profiles, as well as personalized college scholarship research and consulting services. Based in Clarksville, Tenn., RightResponse provides a variety of research, writing and consulting services to clients worldwide.