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Ricks-Staggs Scholarship application due July 1

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:27 p.m. CDT

AFTON — Afton United Methodist Church will award scholarships for post-high school education to people who completed one semester of post-high school education, and they and their family have been involved in the Afton United Methodist Church.

Applications and criteria are available from the Rev. Joel Sutton at Afton United Methodist Church, 111 S. Douglas; Mark Weis at East Union High School; and Bill Huntington, field career/technical recruiter, or Erica Frey, director of TRIO Talent, at SWCC. Questions or requests for application may be sent to Charlotte Smith, committee chair, at The scholarship application is due July 1.

The Ricks-Staggs Scholarship will assist with basic education expenses with the expectation that the recipient provide funds for other educational expenses. The scholarship provides funds to assist with tuition and required tools for education such as books, computer or lab fees.

“The committee is looking for applicants who are have been in the workforce and may be changing career direction or need additional training to remain in a career in addition to traditional students,” said Smith.

Adult students are ideal applicants.

Scholarship funds were provided by the Wilber Ricks Trust for people of the Afton United Methodist Church to further their education. Priority areas for the education reflect the lives of the donors – Wilber and Edna (Staggs) Ricks, Helen Ricks and Russell Staggs; however, all areas will be considered. Other selection criteria include involvement and leadership in the Afton community.

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