ISHPEMING - Sarah Conery, a 10th grade student at Westwood High School, was awarded a $2,000 Michigan State University Pre-College Achievement Scholarship.
Students in eighth through 10th grades who attended an MSU pre-college program last year were eligible to apply for the award last fall. Conery participated in the Michigan 4-H Capitol Experience program, one of five pre-college programs offered by MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development.
Selection for this scholarship is based on academic ability and potential, demonstration of extra-curricular and community service experience, demonstration of leadership and teamwork skills, ability to overcome obstacles, teacher and program director nominations and strength of student essay. The scholarship is applied toward the student's first year at MSU as a degree-seeking student.
For more information on the programs, visit Spartan Youth Programs at www.spartanyouth.msu.edu.