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GAB: Scholarship deadline looming

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Friday is the deadline for students to apply for Jackson EMC's three scholarship opportunities.

Jackson EMC offers three scholarships, the A.T. Sharpton Restricted, the A.T. Sharpton Unrestricted and the Walter Harrison Scholarship. A.T. Sharpton applicants may also apply for the Walter Harrison Scholarship as long as the requirements are met.

Winners will be chosen by a scholarship committee, which will review each application to select the most qualified candidates based on academic ability, extra-curricular activities, autobiographical sketch and recommendations.

All scholarship recipients must be a customer of Jackson EMC or the son or daughter of a customer, and must also be a resident of the home served by Jackson EMC. Other criteria for the scholarship opportunities may be found at www.jacksonemc.com/scholarships.

Vaccination clinic planned

SUWANEE -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has scheduled a vaccination clinic for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109, Suwanee.

Tests and shots will be available, including canine and feline rabies shots, $10; canine and feline distemper shots, $10; canine Bordetella shots, $10; canine heartworm test, $25; microchip, $25; and combo test, $25.

For more information, visit www.georgiaspca.org or e-mail info@georgiaspca.org.

Simon accepting scholarship applications

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the 12th straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property.

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded through the Simon Youth Scholarships program and in partnership with local Simon properties. The application period is open through March 1, 2012.

Locally, students can pick up a copy of a scholarship application at the Mall Management Office at Discover Mills. Applications also can be downloaded at the SYF website at www.syf.org/our-initiatives/scholarships/community-application.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2012 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. The program will award a one-time scholarship of up to $1,400 to students who plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

In addition, ten regional awards called "Award of Excellence" will be given to top candidates. The regions eligible are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Orange County, Calif., Orlando, and Seattle/Tacoma. Students from these areas will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship that is renewable for up to three years.

In 2011, the Simon Youth Scholarships program awarded $1.15 million to 260 students nationwide.

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