It's that time of year again.

The Dodge City Women's Chamber scholarship application is now available.

The scholarship applications are available at the Dodge City Public Library, Dodge City Community College and Dodge City High School.

Applications will be accepted and must be postmarked no later than April 15.

Applicant must be a resident of Ford County or a surrounding county, a graduate from an accredited high school or have a GED equivalent.

Other requirements include: All applicants must furnish a sealed official high school transcript or most recent official transcript from an institution of higher learning.

It must be a sealed official transcript. Official transcripts sent via email to dcwcscholarship2013@gmail.com will be accepted only from the institution of higher learning.

All applicants must include a personal essay, which should include the following: information about themselves; school/church/community/volunteer activities and reasons for furthering their education and their goals for their future.

All essays will be 500 to 1,000 words, double-spaced.

All applicants must or will be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester at an accredited institute of higher learning.

All applicants must complete all sections required on the scholarship application and attach additional required material as requested.

Completed application and materials should be submitted to Dodge City Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 351, Dodge City, KS 67801.

Two letters of recommendation are required from two different references. They may not be related to the applicant and they must have known the applicant for at least two years.

Application deadline is April 15 (postmarked), correct postage must be on the envelope.

Applications will be disqualified if received after the postmarked deadline and if the application is not completed in full, signed and including all necessary attachments, as stated above.