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Scholarship opportunity for children of local government employees 

The Warren Jake Wicker Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who has been accepted by and will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2014. The $1,000 award is offered to freshmen with at least one parent who has been continuously employed full-time by a North Carolina city or county government for at least five years prior to January 1, 2014.

Applications are accepted starting February 1, 2014, and must be submitted to the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid on or before May 1, 2014. For information and an application form, email Torie Davis Forte or call her at 919.843.1619. The Wicker scholarship is awarded based on relative financial need and academic promise and is non-renewable.

The scholarship was created by the School of Government’s 1990 Municipal and County Administration class to honor course director Jake Wicker, who was a member of the School of Government faculty for 48 years.