Jan. 17, 2008

BYRD SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

The Nebraska Department of Education is accepting applications for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, a federally funded program that provides opportunities for Nebraska high school seniors with outstanding academic achievement.

Nebraska seniors who are selected will receive up to $1,500 a year for a total of four years. Approximately 40 new scholarships are awarded each year, in addition to funding renewal applicants.

ACT composite test scores are given primary consideration in the selection process. Recipients are chosen in a manner that ensures equitable and statewide distribution of awards. Selection is made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, economic background or financial need.

Eligibility information and the application form are available online at www.nde.state.ne.us/byrd or call 402.471.3962 for more information. The application deadline is March 15, 2008.