The Guernsey County Democrat Club will award a $500 scholarship to any Guernsey County student attending an institution of higher learning or a senior graduating from any Guernsey County school including high school, career center or home school.

The student may apply by completing an application and submitting an essay pertaining to the following topic: Politics has become more and more divisive. People have become less open to hearing new opinions and facts. What democratic ideals do you want to impart to others and how would you have a productive conversation with someone who does not agree with you?

Contact any Guernsey County Democrat Club member, call 740-685-9600 or email for application details and criteria.

Application deadline is April 30.