Nine more move forward for generous Excel high school scholarships

The Ector County Library is now sponsoring additional Gale Excel Adult High School scholarships and nine more seats in the highly acclaimed and popular program, totaling 14 students. They are virtual, self-paced, and for those over 21, a press release detailed. It is also a second chance in many cases for these folks to graduate with a nationally accredited diploma, with up to two years to complete the curriculum. This is not a GED program. Each are priced at $1,100.

However, with the new Excel program already at full capacity and due to the very high interest in it, the library will continue to be very selective to admitting candidates, as they gain access to additional scholarships and re-open applications in the future, the release said.

The Ector County Library was first established in 1938. It is free and open to the public, serves all ages, has an extensive collection of 200,000 print books, over 20,000 e-books, nearly 100 databases and serves a population of over 160,000 people locally and regionally.