Crestview High School asks businesses for scholarship support

Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 06:27 PM.

Several factors could contribute to the low funding.

"I think the main reason is the economy, but it could also be that we are not reaching out to enough businesses," Conner said.

This year, “we have already sent out about 200 letters (to local businesses)," Conner said. "So far, we haven't had any response."

It’s typical to hear nothing before February or March, she said. Businesses have until May to make a donation.

Still, the more donations roll in, the more students can receive financial aid they need, as the total amount must be divided among recipients.

"In the past three years, all of the students that have applied for the scholarship have received some amount of money," Conner said.

Businesses with a student working part-time or interning can have a specified amount donated to that student for the scholarship, organizers said.

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