After a very difficult school year for many students, if you have a young person that has excelled despite it all and they are ready for the next level, have them apply for Mayor Andy Mack's scholarship.

Graduating seniors from Longview, Pine Tree, Spring Hill and Hallsville High Schools who are residents of Longview are eligible to apply for this one-time, $2,000 scholarship to college according to a press release from The City Of Longview.

Each year, Mayor Mack provides a scholarship to local students who have shown an attitude of service to the Longview community. One scholarship is awarded per high school to students for furthering their education. These funds, which total $8,000, are provided by Mayor Andy Mack and Councilwoman Kristen Ishihara, who use their annual council stipends to invest in students' futures.

All you have to do is complete an application and submit a one-page essay via online, mail, or you can deliver both to City Hall. The essay prompt for 2021 is, “What are the top five reasons you would give to convince someone to choose Longview to live in over any other city in the United States?” Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Thursday, April 15.

For more information or to complete an online application, visit LongviewTexas.gov/Scholarship and good luck!

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