Courtesy of SPSCC via Facebook

The Thurston County Chamber Foundation and South Puget Sound Community College Foundation have partnered to establish a new Diversity in Business Scholarship to help support academic success for underrepresented minority students in Thurston County.

As reported on community social network ThurstonTalk, three SPSCC students will each receive a $2,375 award. The SPSCC Foundation will accept applications until June 30. Applicants will hear of award decisions by Aug. 1, before the fall term begins.

To qualify, historically underrepresented students must live in Thurston County, attend SPSCC (as current or new students), take any course of study, and plan to contribute to the Thurston County community in the future.

Current high school students planning to attend SPSCC in fall 2021 are also encouraged to apply.

Students can apply for the scholarship using the SPSCC Foundation’s single online application form. Applicants must also write a personal essay describing their previous, current, or future community service in Thurston County.