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Travel scholarship deadline coming up

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District high school students interested in receiving a scholarship that provides financial assistance with the annual “ME to WE” trip planned for this summer must apply by this Friday (Jan. 18).

The “Student Travel Scholarship,” offered by the Rainy River District School Board, selects a Grade 9-11 student from each of the district's three high schools every year.

The students who are selected will have the opportunity to travel to a developing country, where they will learn first-hand about the importance of education, clean water, alternative income, and agricultural projects.

Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help offset the costs of attending the trip during the summer months.

The eligible students must be returning to high school in the fall after their trip, and be willing to bring back and share what they learned with their school and other schools within the board.

Those who would like to apply for the scholarship must demonstrate their involvement and commitment to their school and/or community in the form of a five-paragraph essay, with a maximum word count of 750.

The commitments students have made to their school and community also can be illustrated by creating a three-minute video clip.

In addition to citing school and community involvement, those who apply also will need to describe how they will share this experience with their school and community at large upon their return.

The essay's format is single-spaced with a size 11 font and it needs to be typed.

Those interested in learning more about the “Student Travel Scholarship” can visit www.rrdsb.com/travelscholarship

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