FAIRFIELD — Thursday marked the end of four days of interviews for more than 200 high school seniors looking to secure a scholarship from Assist-A-Grad.
The nonprofit received 640 applications for 166 scholarships offered by local groups. Some 240 students applied for the $125,450 in award money, which meant going through a 20-minute interview for each application.
More than $2.75 million has been given out in the 43 years of Assist-A-Grad in the Fairfield-Suisun and Travis school districts. This year’s ceremony to hand out the latest batch of scholarships will take place at 3 p.m. May 19 in the Willow Room of the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St.