WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Thanks to a donor program, 135 fifth grade students will receive two-year scholarships to Polk State College once they graduate from high school.
The scholarships were handed out this week to students at elementary schools across Polk County.
The Ledger of Lakeland (http://bit.ly/ZS5a42 ) reports most of the scholarships are from the Fancelli Family Future Leaders Scholarship, which was established in 2001. Others were backed by a variety of donors.
The criteria for selection is determined by the donors and not made public.
In a statement, Polk State College President Eileen Holden said awarding the scholarships is a favorite time of year for administrators.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com
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