The United Effort Plan Trust has recently announced that it will be offering a $1000 scholarship to two graduates from Water Canyon and El Capitan High schools. This scholarship will be a welcome addition to the list of scholarships available to local high school graduates.
In Mohave County, only 19.5% of people over the age of 25 have a college degree. That puts Mohave County below the state average, with around 35% of people over the age of 25 attaining a Post-Secondary degree. As the local economy grows, there will be a higher demand for educated workers, that will otherwise be filled by commuters from outlying areas. With Mohave Community College conveniently located in town, and their partnerships with multiple four-year colleges, there have never been more opportunities for educational growth.
According to the UEP website, “The long-term goal of the UEP Trust is to administer housing solutions and to spur economic development by way of investment and job creation, and to encourage and assist the establishment of viable local retail businesses.” Education plays a vital role in economic development, and the UEP’s effort to contribute to that with their new scholarship offering is a welcome benefit to the citizens of Short Creek.
The scholarship will be awarded based upon specific application criteria, including a personal essay. The topic of the essay is “What is my vision for the future of my community and my role in it?” The deadline for application is April 22, 2018, and winners will be notified on May 7, 2018. For detailed instructions on how to apply, contact the UEP Trust office at 435-874-1126.