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Area Briefing

Wellsville Residents

WELLSVILLE –We are asking those individuals who usually park on Clark Ave. from 17th Street to Aten Ave., please do not park on the southbound lane on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday Feb. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a superload going through and we need this lane open. Any vehicles left there during this time will be towed. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Should you have any questions, contact me at 330-532-1522. Chief Ed Wilson.

Tuition Mission Foundation Applications

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Tri-State Area Tuition Mission Foundation (TMF, and formerly Dollars for Scholars) is opening its annual application period on Sat. Feb. 15. Applications will be accepted through April 15. Students may apply if they reside in any of the seven districts served by TMF. These include districts in eastern Ohio (Beaver Local, East Liverpool and Wellsville), western Pennsylvania (Midland, South Side and Western Beaver) and northern West Virginia (Oak Glen). Students in non-traditional settings, such as online schools or those who are being home-schooled, are also eligible to apply for TMF funding as long as they reside within one of the aforementioned districts.

The application can only be filled out online at TuitionMission.net. Applicants should click on the home page on the “Apply for a Scholarship” link at the top. If applicants have in front of them their 2019 tax information, it only takes 10 or 15 minutes to complete the process.

The Foundation was launched in 1962 and made its first awards in 1963. Jackman S. Vodrey, who has been involved with the Foundation for over five decades, has served as its President since 1992. Catherine S. Vodrey has served as Vice-President since 2005. In the 57 years since the first awards were made, TMF has made over 5,600 scholarships totaling over $7 million.

TMF makes tuition awards for any education beyond high school — two-year or four-year degree programs at any accredited college or university, vocational or technical training, a certification or licensure program or graduate school. For the 2019-2020 academic year, TMF made top tuition awards of $7,000/student, which the majority of students received.

“We ask our recipients to start repaying their awards within a few months of graduating or discontinuing their education,” Catherine Vodrey explains. “The good news is that all awards are 100 percent interest free.”

Applicants will find out whether or not they’re receiving funding in late May or early June.

WVU Extension Service – Energy Express

NEW CUMBERLAND — We are hiring! We need AmeriCorps members to serve as mentors or community coordinators for our Energy Express Summer Reading Program. Energy Express is an 8-week program promoting the school success of West Virginia children in reading. AmeriCorps members must be available to continuously serve from June 11 to July 31 and be at least 18 years of age by June 11, 2020. Mentors must also be a college-bound high school senior, a current college student, or a recent college graduate with no full-time employment.

Mentors make learning fun for small groups of school-age children by creating a safe, enriching environment focused on reading, writing, art and drama. Community coordinators connect parents and community members to the Energy Express site by recruiting, training and supervising community and teen volunteers who help with various site activities.

In return for their 300 hours of service, Energy Express AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $1,850 and an educational award of $1,289.95 valid for up to seven years to pay for college tuition or loans. Applications are now available online at www.energyexpress.wvu.edu . The initial deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled or up to April 30, whichever comes first.

We are hiring for two sites in Hancock County, which are Weirton Elementary School in Weirton and Allison Elementary School in Chester.

For information, contact the Extension Office at 304-564-3805.

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