The scholarship program of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is underway.

Nearly $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from Jackson County high schools thanks to the generosity of local businesses and organizations.  
Instead of completing applications for each individual scholarship, the Chamber program allows seniors to submit only one application through their counselor’s office between now and Jan. 25, 2013.  All applications will then be reviewed by each participating business or organization.  
All students selected to receive these scholarships, ranging from $150 to $1,000 each, will receive notification at their school’s awards ceremony in May.  
Any business or organization interested in participating in this Chamber program may do so by calling (870) 523-3618.