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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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Feb 22

Sister Cities Of Newport News Offers A Scholarship

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 8:16 AM by Communications Department

Sister Cities logo-SCNewport News high school seniors who plan to study International affairs, Foreign Languages, or Foreign Service have until March 1 to apply to win a $1,000 scholarship from Sister Cities of Newport News. Sister Cities of Newport News (SCNN) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of building and strengthening international cooperation, understanding and development between the citizens of Newport News and those of the world.

The scholarship is merit based and requires a one-page application and a single essay.  The applicant must have a grade point average of  3.0 or better and plan to attend a public or private college/university or community college in the fall of 2017. The application and eligibility requirements can be downloaded on the "Program & Events / International Scholarship" tab of the Newport News Sister Cities website or requested by calling (757) 926-1348 or emailing Prior scholarship winners include, Ben Lambert, Pearl Ham, Scott Simpson and Elizabeth Daly. The scholarship will be awarded on March 18 at the organization’s 10th Annual GlobalBee International Quiz at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center in Newport News.