Each year, the Olney Chamber of Commerce sponsors scholarships for high school seniors in the greater Olney area. To encourage participation from all students, the chamber has two separate applications — one for students with learning disabilities and one for all other students.
Scholarship packets are available in the career centers of area high schools, including Sherwood, James Hubert Blake, Col. Zadok A. Magruder, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Washington Christian Academy and Sandy Spring Friends School. Applications also are available on the Chamber of Commerce website, www.olneymd.org.
Completed applications must be postmarked by April 20.
Award amounts are based on donations from the Greater Olney business community. In past years, there have been up to four scholarships, with amounts ranging from $750 to $1,500. The chamber will recognize recipients at their school’s award ceremony and at the chamber’s awards reception in June.