The Knox Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi sorority has announced that they will soon be awarding scholarships to deserving Starke County seniors. Previous recipients may also reapply; the application is simple, and only asks for a brief written paragraph.
With the upcoming deadline of April 4, the sorority is urging all seniors to not miss the opportunity for free money. Tammy Fletcher, president of the sorority’s Knox chapter, said her sorority has been active in the community for more than 27 years, staying busy all year round.
She said rewarding students with college money has always been one of their main goals.
“It’s the goal we strive for every year, that’s what almost all of our fundraisers that we do are for scholarships for high school seniors. That was the goal of our sorority from the beginning, to further education in art, literature and music, but we also will do other things too,” Fletcher said.
Fletcher said that they not only award college scholarships to deserving students, but they also provide scholarships for preschool as well. The sorority recently hosted the Young Artists’ Conference earlier this month, benefiting more than 120 students in 1st through 5th grade.
There is no specific “mold” for potential applicants; Fletcher said all Starke County high school seniors are invited to apply.
“We really are looking for students who are going into the realm of art, literature or music, but we will accept and reward others, too. It depends on who applies and just what they say, what hits our fancy. It’s not the best student, it’s not the one that has the best grade point average, it’s just whoever answers our little questions and seems to be really needing the money,” Fletcher explained.
Visit a high school guidance office for an application or contact Tammy Fletcher by phone at 574-772-4384 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.