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Tri-County Car Club to offer scholarship

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Stan McKinney

Tri-County Car Club

A $500 scholarship is available for a graduating high school senior in the area planning to pursue an auto-related career.

The Tri-County Car Club, based in Campbellsville, will award the scholarship in May. The club has members from several counties, including Taylor, Marion, Casey, Green, Nelson and LaRue.

"We wanted to do something to assist a graduating senior," said Mal Kateley, president of the club. "Our members obviously have a special love for vehicles of all kinds and wanted to assist young people interested in an auto-related career."

Those interested in the scholarship should send a letter of application no later than March 30 to the Tri-County Car Club in care of Stan McKinney, 1007 Deer Park, Campbellsville, Ky., 42718.

Applicants should include a transcript of their high school grades, including their attendance records, and a short statement as to why they wish to pursue an auto-related career. All applicants should also include a statement as to financial need.

The application should include contact information such as home address and home telephone number. Applicants should also include the name of their high school guidance counselor and contact information for that person.

A committee consisting of members of the Tri-County Car Club will review the applications and select the scholarship recipient based on career objectives, financial need and school attendance record.

Information about the scholarship is also available on the club's website at www.tri-countycarclub.com.

Students interested in becoming mechanics, learning bodywork, upholstery or any career related to the auto industry are eligible.

The scholarship will be paid directly to an auto-related school, not the recipient of the scholarship. Thus, applicants must also include the name of the school they plan to attend and the date they plan to begin their program of study.

The winner of the scholarship will be announced in early May.