Franklinton resident receives scholarship

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beau Hunter Gatlin Bowman of Franklinton has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship by the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society.  He currently is attending Southeastern Louisiana University.

The scholarships were awarded based on financial need, leadership, academic achievement and community service. To be eligible, candidates must be under 25, have had a cancer diagnosis before age 19 and be a Mid-South resident. Students must also have a GPA of at least 2.5 and been accepted to an accredited school.

“It is difficult for many families to afford the rising cost of a college education,” said Angel Strange, quality of life director for the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. “For pediatric cancer survivors, it is even more difficult because of past treatment-related expenses. The Mid-South Division’s College Scholarship program is designed to give these families some much-needed assistance in paying for college tuition.”

For the 2011-2012 academic year, the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society will award 100 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to young cancer survivors in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana. Since the beginning of this program in 2001, more than 2,000 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each have been awarded across the Mid-South Division.Franklinton resident receives scholarship