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Deadline near for scholarships for summer college experience at Roberts Weslyan

Scholarship applications are due Friday, March 16, for a summer camp for high school students at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Up to 35 scholarships are available to participate in the sleep-away college experience program at Roberts July 30 to August 3. Applications are online.

A total of 120 students entering sophomore, junior or senior year at high schools in the fall can participate in the summer program. Students can choose one of five academic and career paths at the camp: nursing, pre-med, crime science investigation, social justice and worship.

The John F. Wegman Fund of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, individual donors and the Roberts Board of Trustees are funding the scholarships.

Amy A. Kovach, director of academic summer programs at Roberts Wesleyan College, said, “Students leave these camps with a greater knowledge of college life and concrete experience in a potential field of interest.  We are so excited to offer many scholarships this year. This allows us to make this educational opportunity an option for all students.”

To be eligible for a scholarship covering the $395 cost of the camp, students must:

  • be qualified for the free or reduced lunch program at school
  • attend a school in the Rochester City School District
  • attend a church within the Rochester city limits
  • have qualified as an Early Recognition Black Scholar
  • hold a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

Applicants will be notified by mid-April about whether they won a scholarship. Students who pay for the program themselves have until July 13 to apply.

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