OREGON COUNTRY -- The Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic is again this year offering five $1,000 college scholarships and one law enforcement scholarship to area high school seniors.
The staff of PTSC established college scholarships in 1998 to encourage students from south-central Missouri to continue their education.
Scholarships have been established in the names of several local residents, including two from Oregon County; Christel AraSmith Chester and Nathan Murphy.
The law enforcement scholarship is in memory of Oregon County Chief Deputy Nathan Murphy who was killed at the age of 33. Murphy was pursuing a suspect in a car chase Feb. 19, 2001, when an accident occurred, killing the deputy. The scholarship will be for $1,000 and will go only to a person (regardless of age) furthering an education in law enforcement. This scholarship selection will be made on the following criteria: 40 percent essay: "Why I want to be a law enforcement officer"; 25 percent financial need; 25 percent public safety/community involvement; 10 percent academic history,
Applications are available to students from Howell, Wright, Oregon, Douglas, Shannon and Texas counties and will be reviewed by an independent scholarship board. Winners of the scholarships with the exception of the law enforcement scholarship will be selected based on 65-percent personal and leadership qualities and 35 percent academic achievement.
Applications may be picked up at any high school counselor's office
For more information call Sabrina Lewis at 800-695-5899.