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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jan 17

Sister Cities Newport News Offering College Scholarship

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:11 AM by Communications Department

Sister Cities of Newport News is helping deserving students pay for college. Each year Sister Cities awards a $1,000 scholarship to a local High School senior looking to pursue their education in International Affairs, Foreign Languages or the Foreign Service. sister cities scholarship

To apply, students must fill out an application and submit an essay of 750 words or less that addresses a series of questions on the application. To qualify, the applicant must be a senior student in good standing enrolled in a Newport News high school (public or private) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and will attend a public, private college/university or community college in the fall of 2018. The application and the essay must be submitted by Thursday, March 1.

A check in the amount of the scholarship is written to the college or university the recipient attends and can be applied to tuition, fees, books, or room and board. Scholarship are being awarded Saturday, March 17 at the 11th Annual GlobalBee International Quiz. To receive a scholarship application and for additional information visit the Sister Cities of Newport News website or contact the organization at or 757-926-1348.