A $500 scholarship awaits the right student.

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. is accepting applications for its annual $500 college scholarship, which is open to graduating high school seniors who reside within ECKANís service area of Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Miami, Morris and Osage counties.

The ECKAN scholarships are awarded each spring. The studentís family income level must be 125 percent, or less, of poverty level guidelines (details on which are available at the ECKAN office, 1320 S. Ash St., Ottawa) and the family must live in one of ECKANís service area. The deadline for applications is April 4.

To receive an application and additional information call the ECKAN central office in Ottawa at (785) 242-7450. Information also is available at the office or from local school principals and/or guidance counselors.