Many moons have passed since I went to college, but one thing that hasn't changed is high college tuition rates. You work 4 plus years to get your college diploma, and then you have to work even harder to pay off your student loans at your new, usually entry-level job. It sucks.

Many local high school students are now knee-deep in the college scholarship application process, and I just wanted to make sure they are all aware of this sweet opportunity from Pepsi-Cola of Rockford.

Applications are now being accepted for the Pepsi Scholarship Fund which will reward 5 Rockford-area students with $1,000 to use towards higher education. According to a recent Pepsi-Cola of Rockford press release;

The purpose of the Pepsi Community Scholarship is to reward individuals who are passionate about creating a better future by recognizing student leadership and citizenship, as well as school and community involvement.

This scholarship opportunity is open to all high school seniors and college undergraduates in the Rockford-area, but you HAVE to have your application completed and submitted by June 15, 2021.

Here are a few of the qualifications you must meet to be eligible for the Pepsi Community Scholarship:

  • Be enrolled in the coming academic year as a full-time student in a college or university located within the United States or its territories.
  • Submit an essay demonstrating your history of leadership and community service.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be able to provide transcripts to prove it.

Think you've got what it takes? Start your application now at  wpbpepsi.com/scholarshipor check out Pepsi in the 815 on Facebook.

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