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Library Offers $2,000 Scholarship to Local High School Senior

The Friends of the Vernon Area Library are accepting applications for a $2000 college scholarship to be awarded in spring 2013.

The Friends of the Vernon Area Library are accepting applications for the $2000 Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship through March 1, 2013. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior in the Vernon Area Public Library District.

Applicants must live within the Vernon Area Public Library District, have been accepted into a higher education program for the 2013-14 school year and either have been an employee or volunteer at the library, or be able to demonstrate how the library has affected their life or educational goals.

Applicants should submit a completed online form, a letter of reference, a letter of acceptance, and a copy of the student’s most recent high school transcripts. The online form is available on the Vernon Area Public Library website at http://www.vapld.info in the menu under Community > Allen Meyer Scholarship. Limit one submission per student. Please email letters and transcripts to friends@vapld.info to be considered for the scholarship. All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2013.

The scholarship is offered by the Friends of the Vernon Area Public Library in honor of former Library Director Allen Meyer, who passed away in 2008. During his tenure, Allen provided strong leadership that allowed the library to meet the ever-changing informational and technological needs of district residents. He set ever-increasing high standards of excellence for himself and his staff, and he valued his day-to-day interactions with the staff and public. Allen enjoyed working with the community and aimed to provide the best library services possible. It is in this spirit that they award this scholarship.

ABOUT THE VERNON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Vernon Area Public Library District serves a population of 41,000 within a 29-square-mile area that includes all or parts of Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Prairie View, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills and unincorporated Vernon Township. For more information about the library and its services, visit http://www.vapld.info.

ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE VERNON AREA LIBRARY

The Friends of the Vernon Area Library are a group of advocates who support the library and its goals through fundraising and volunteering. Some of the special projects funded by the Friends include the annual Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship, the Summer Reading Club paperback book giveaway, commission and installation of two sculptures at the library, and the "Books for Babies" initiative.

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