Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is looking for a graduating senior who lives within 50 miles of Arizona Mills and Phoenix Premium Outlets.
Each year, Simon Youth Community Scholarships are awarded in every community across the country that is home to Simon, Mills, or Premium Outlets malls. The application period ends on March 1. Students can apply online by visiting http://syf.org/scholarships.
Any student who will graduate in the class of 2016 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. A total of 25 recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school. No more than one scholarship will be awarded per property.
In addition, an “Award of Excellence” will be given to the top candidate from among the scholarship applicants that represent the nationwide Premium Outlets locations. That student will receive a $10,000 award ($2,500 for up to four years).
Students are selected based on a variety of criteria, including financial need, academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities. Those students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education will also be given close consideration.
Recipients will be notified in May.