PACE Offers Scholarships for former Head Start Students

(UNDATED) – PACE Community Action Agency sees itself as an organization that not only prepares its students for kindergarten (through its Head Start program) but for college, as well.

“Education is an important component of each of our programs and is essential to meeting our mission of providing support services that improve the community and encourage self-reliance,” explains Dr. Bertha Proctor, Pace CEO.

As part of this longterm commitment to its Head Start students’ education, Pace is again offering the annual Judith K. Bobe Scholarship for two former Head Start students who attended the program in Daviess, Greene, Knox or Sullivan counties.

The scholarships are $500 each and are to be used to assist graduating high school seniors with college expenses. Applicants are required to submit a typed essay about the impact that Head Start has made in their school readiness and in the student’s academic performance. Applications are available on the Pace website.

The scholarship is named in honor of Pace’s former Head Start director, Judith Bobe, who worked within the program for more than 40 years.