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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, November 8, 1999
Lam receives scholarship
Jeff S. Lam of Pecos has received a top scholarship from Texas A&M
University, where he is enrolled this fall as a freshman.
Lam, son of Stan and Florine Lam, is attending Texas A&M on a Lechner
Texas A&M University's freshman class includes more than 6,700 students,
contributing to a record enrollment of 43,442. The university's entering
freshmen traditionally have SAT scores approximately 100 points higher
than the average for high school graduates in Texas.
Tuition help is available
A conservative estimate of college costs for a full-time student runs from
$10,000-$30,000; high cost colleges can run from $40,000-$100,000. Most
parents and students think that scholarships are only for the students
with excellent grades, low-income families, or the athletically inclined.
A small example of the numerous scholarships available to students include:
Handicapped Student Scholarships, Members of a Church Scholarships, Scholarships
for "C" Students, Veteran Children's Scholarships, Scholarships for Minorities
and much, much more.
Though the majority of scholarships are from the Federal Government
and are merit and/or need-based, billions of dollars are available to students
from private sector scholarships. Much of private sector financial aid
goes unused because the parents and students do not know how or where to
There are organizations that have spent hundreds of hours in research
locating scholarships sources. The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance
_ College Bound is such an organization and supplies the public with over
700 different private scholarships sources. The scholarships list include
the scholarship names, addresses, application deadlines, summaries about
the scholarships and the amount the scholarship will pay your child.
Many scholarships pay the entire tuition, others can be applied towards
tuition, living expenses, and/or other fees. Most scholarships can be used
at junior colleges, career and vocational schools, 4 year colleges, graduate
schools, medical and law schools.
For information on obtaining these scholarship lists, send a self-addressed,
stamped, business size, #10 envelope to: The U.S. Commission for Scholastic
Assistance, P.O. Box 668, O'Fallon, IL 62269.
Study club plans meeting
The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 1518
Cowan in the home of Etta Sullivan, for a Thanksgiving Program on Food
Theology presented by Georgia Whitfield.
The thought-quote for the meeting is "Let us offer the sacrifice of
praise to God continually; that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks
to his name." Hebrew 13, verse 15.
Rolls call is to be answered by giving the name of a food mentioned
in the Bible.
Nan Cate, Federation Counselor, will present a report.
Emphasis projects for this meeting are contribute to "Count Your Blessings
Fund" and contribution to the "Community Organizations Sign Board location
the City Square which features the General Federation of Women's Clubs
Logo along with numerous other civic groups of our town.
Catherine Travland will join Sullivan with hostess duties.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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