Applications for Susan G. Hinton service scholarship available to seniors


Abby Ann Ramsey

Students can pick up applications for the Susan G. Hinton scholarship in the College and Career Center.

Lily Price, Staff Writer

Bearden is accepting applications for a $500 service scholarship named in memory of an important member of the BHS community.

Susan G. Hinton, who passed away from cancer in 1997, was a mother and volunteer at Bearden and the surrounding community. The PTSO at Bearden created the Susan G. Hinton Memorial Scholarship to commemorate her presence and role at Bearden.

The scholarship is available to seniors who meet the eligibility requirements: enrolling in a post-secondary education in the fall or already enrolled; a GPA of 2.0 or higher; and volunteer service at Bearden or in the community while in high school.

“It’s money for college, money to help pay for school,” said Mrs. Lori Lesslie, the College and Career Center counselor. “It’s cool because it’s offered by Bearden.”

The applications require basic information, such as the student’s name, address, phone number, and zip code. It also requires a list and contact information of up to five places of volunteering, a letter of recommendation, and an essay.

The student who receives the scholarship will be recognized for making a difference in the community through volunteering.

Applications are available in the College and Career Center and should be returned by April 19 before 3:45 p.m.