Metro Recycling had the opportunity to award three local high school seniors with a Metro Recycling Scholarship. This is the second year that we have had the privilege of awarding three students in our community $1000 scholarships. We recognize that the communities that we operate in are a key factor in our success and we feel compelled to give back to the community to express our appreciation and it is our hope that we can lessen the financial burden placed on families.
The applications are sent out to all high schools that fall within the Blue Island, Griffith and Valparaiso city limits. The requirements to be awarded the Metro Recycling Scholarship were
- Level of need
- Scholastic achievement
- Involvement in community, school and work.
- Evaluation of responses
- Interested in pursuing an environmental major (preferred, but not required)
After reading an array of applications and much deliberation, the scholarship committee came to a final decision on a recipient for each city.
Mayra Suarez (Blue Island, IL), Lauren Hernandez (Griffith, IN), and Cheyenne Garpow (Valparaiso, IN) have all excelled in their classes and have been prominent members in their school and community activities. Each has given of their time and energy to make their high schools and community’s better places. As they continue with their education Metro Recycling wishes them the best.