The Algoma Lions recently distributed dictionaries to 65 third-grade students in Algoma schools as part of The Dictionary Project, a nonprofit that aims assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionaries.

The organization is also soliciting applicants for their annual scholarship.

According to a Lions news release:

Two $500 scholarships will be given away upon the following criteria:

+ Scholarship (25%): Each applicant will provide a current transcript of courses taken through the seventh semester of school.

+ Essay (20%): Each applicant will submit an essay of a minimum of 500 words detailing their career goals.

+ Community Service (20%): Since the Lions Club are a community service organization, we expect each applicant to be actively involved in their community. Applicant must provide a listing of all involvement throughout their school career.

+ Leadership (15%): Each applicant will need to list all leadership roles they have held through their high school career.

+ Career Goals (10%): Each applicant will explain how they plan to use the scholarship. Priority will be given to students who plan on pursuing higher education in the health care field.

+ School Involvement (10%): Each applicant will list all activities they have been involved with while in school. Examples: athletics, music, drama, clubs, etc.

All scholarship recipients will be notified at the Awards Night Program at Algoma High School and will be expected to attend the June Algoma Lions Club meeting. Recipients will receive the scholarship monies at successful competition of their first semester upon receipt of the semester grades and schedule for second semester.

Students can pick up an application form at the Algoma High School. Deadline is March 15, 2019.

The Algoma Lions support literacy, reading and education in the community and strive to help Algoma students achieve a bright future.