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Four local high school graduates awarded $1,000 scholarships

by From Staff Reports | June 14, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
Madison Whatley (Genoa Central High School) is presented with a $1,000 scholarship from the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals. (Submitted photo)

TEXARKANA -- The Greater Texarkana Young Professionals recently announced four local high school graduates have won a total of $4,000 in scholarships to pay for their first semester of college.

The four students were selected from a pool of 48 applicants. Each student had to meet rigorous criteria to be considered for the award.

The four winners were KeeYonece Butler, Arkansas High School; Nistha Neupane, Pleasant Grove High School; Gavin Bailey, James Bowie High School; and Madison Whatley, Genoa Central High School.

"Since the creation of the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals, we have been offering this scholarship to local high school graduates," GTYP Board Member and Scholarship Committee Chair Heather Buster said in a news release.

"We started by spending our own funds, and now we have partnered with Commercial National Bank to grow the number of scholarships offered. This year we offered four $1,000 scholarships; $2,000 was donated from our own funds, and CNB donated another $2,000. We are beyond excited to have awarded these four well-deserving students with financial assistance, and we are planning to grow the number of scholarships available next year."

The scholarship applications will open again in March 2023. High school graduates who are interested in applying next year can find information about the scholarship at texarkana.org/gtyp or by email at [email protected]

photo KeeYonece Butler (Arkansas High School) is presented with a $1,000 scholarship from the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals. (Submitted photo)
photo Gavin Bailey (James Bowie High School) is presented with a $1,000 scholarship from the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals. (Submitted photo)
photo Nistha Neupane (Pleasant Grove High School) is presented with a $1,000 scholarship from the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals. (Submitted photo)

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