MASON COUNTY — College has always been an expensive option for students wanting to pursue a good-paying job. But one method of off-setting some of those expenses is with one or more scholarships. Scholarships are very competitive and the ACT score or SAT score is one of the criteria that decides the recipient of the awards.
The Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation recognized the need for helping students improve their scores by awarding $5,400 for Mason County Schools to implement ACT preparation classes for the three-county high schools.
“When we review scholarship applications for the Claflin Scholarships, we realize that we see the students with the highest ACT scores, highest grades and most service activities,” said Stephen C. Littlepage, president of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation.
“We want to help students increase their ACT scores and be eligible and competitive with scholarships applicants across the entire scholarship world,” Littlepage added.
Rebecca Hatfield, coordinator of Elementary Education with Mason County Schools, reports that there are two components to help prepare students for post-secondary testing. One will include purchasing testing preparation supplies, and the other component will include the hiring of coordinators to present material in classes or workshops.
The Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation provides the funding for materials and supplies and the Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation already provided funding for the hiring of the coordinators.
The Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation is a charitable organization the provides grants to Mason County community organizations and scholarships to graduating high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education or skill training. For more information about the Claflin Foundation, contact Stephen C. Littlepage at (304) 675-1360.