Scholarship Opportunity for Brown County High School Seniors Tied to U.S. Constitution

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Chatfield College is offering a U.S. Constitution Scholarship to a Brown County high school senior. In order to apply, students must submit an essay describing, “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me”  The $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Brown County high school senior who enrolls at Chatfield College, with $1,000 available per semester for four semesters.

The idea for this scholarship came from Brown County resident of almost 50 years, Bill Herdman.  Mr. Herdman is also one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans living in Brown County and is active in local veterans activities and other civic organizations.

“I think it is very important for our students to have an understanding of such an important piece of United States history,” Herdman shared. “We do live in the greatest country in the world, and students should appreciate the rights they enjoy as American citizens, all emanating from this glorious document – our Constitution.”

Mr. Herdman will be one of five judges for this program.  In addition, the others are superintendent of Brown County Educational Service Center Jim Frazier, former U.S. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, Chatfield Trustee Robert Knueven, and Chatfield’s president, John P. Tafaro.

Three-term congresswoman and instructor of Chatfield’s political science course, Constitutional Development, Jean Schmidt shared her enthusiasm for the project:

“I am very excited to read the essays of our seniors, and to see what the constitution means to them on a personal level. This is a great opportunity for someone to share their knowledge of the Bill of Rights, for example, and earn a scholarship.”

The deadline for the applications is Thursday, March 15th. Interested students can apply online at www.chatfield.edu/constitution or get a scholarship application from their high school guidance counselor.

Chatfield College is a private, faith-based, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in Brown County and Cincinnati, and is an open enrollment college. The Brown County campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118; the Cincinnati campus is located in historic Over-the-Rhine at 1544 Central Parkway; Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call (513) 875-3344 or e-mail admissions@chatfield.edu.