At a recent seminar at Hagerstown Community College, two local high school students were chosen to receive a $500 scholarship each for the college of their choice.
Darlene Gladhill, of Hancock, and Kayla Kline, of Smithsburg, were chosen from a raffle drawing for 120 students who attended the "Paying for College" seminar.
The seminar, sponsored by The Sallie Mae Fund and HCC, was designed to give students information to help them plan and pay for college.
According to Carolyn Cox, HCC's director of financial aid, many who attended the seminar will be first generation college students.
"The concept of choosing a college and paying for it can be overwhelming," Cox said. "Hopefully, the students will walk away from this seminar with a better understanding of the process and resources available, as well as the confidence to get started."