BCHRTF scholarship is announced

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The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is accepting applications for the Darby and Amber Campbell Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is available to seniors graduating from any Bonner County public or private high school or home-school.

The mission of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is to promote and secure mutual understanding and respect among all people. The Task Force recognizes that it is the social and cultural diversity of our people that makes Bonner County a rich and worthwhile place to live.

The amount of the scholarship varies from $500 to $2,500 depending on the number of scholarships awarded. The 2017 recipients were Kelly Curtis from Sandpoint High School, Anthony Storro from Priest River Lamanna High School, and Winona Young from Clark Fork High School. In previous years, awards have also gone to students from the charter school and Lake Pend Oreille High School.

In order to apply, the student is asked to submit the common application as well as the Darby and Amber Campbell Scholarship application. The application asks the student to write a paragraph on the meaning of human rights as well as an essay in response to one of the questions on the application. The application is available on the task force website at bchrtf.org. The application is also available on the Sandpoint High School and Priest River Lamanna High School websites.The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Sandpoint High School Counseling-Career Center or at the student’s high school. Applications may also be submitted by April 10 to the task force at: Darby & Amber Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 1463, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

Please contact the task force with any questions at 208-290-2732 or email bchrtaskforce@gmail.com.

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