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A Student Savings Account For Someone To Pay It Forward

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - For 20 years, the West Side Wicomico Lions Club has been keeping a student savings account. Each year, they write two checks for $1,500 to anyone who has their sights set on higher education.

"Somebody that's been out of school for a couple years, wanted to go back and take a graduate course, there's no problem with that. We do ask that they be fully enrolled as a student," said John Atkins, Past District Governor for the Lions Club.

You must also live in Nanticoke, Bivalve, Tyaskin, White Haven, or Quanitico. Not to worry, if your grades aren't as high as your ambition, you're still in the running.

"We're not looking for a student with a 4.0 average, but we're looking for a student that integrates themselves with the community," said Atkins.

That, is one very thing, the Lions Club takes pride in. Especially, when they get to participate in events like Pork in the Park, which benefits Wicomico County tourism. If you've been, you probably know what they're pretty famous for.

"We do a lot of preparing of oyster fritters which people like," said Atkins.

That alone can rake in anywhere from $500 to $1,500 on top of other local events that bring in cash. If it weren't for their continuous involvement in the community, these scholarships may not have been available.

The deadline for this scholarship is April 30th. For more information, head to our homepage and click on the DEF logo.

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