Last chance for free scholarship money

College scholarshipsGREENACRES — The city has extended the deadline for its Educational Scholarship program to Wednesday.

The city plans to award five $1,500 scholarships, one of which will be awarded to an applicant who is an outstanding athlete.

Applicants must live in Greenacres, be a United States citizen, a high school senior/graduate, obtained a GED or attending college. They must also demonstrate a need for financial assistance for tuition and books.

Applicants must also provide a cover letter detailing information about their family background, a birth certificate, letter of recommendation, a certified and sealed copy of high school or college transcript and a copy of last year’s income tax returns for themselves, parent(s), step-parent(s) or guardian(s).

Applications are available online at or can be picked up at City Hall, 5800 Melaleuca Lane.

Applications must be returned to the city’s Human Resources Division, 5800 Melaleuca Lane by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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