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Scholarship directory available to students

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently updated its online directory of local, state and regional scholarships for Lowcountry high school students.

The website -- www.lowcountryscholarshipdirectory.org -- includes information on financial aid and scholarships. More than 60 scholarships are listed, representing more than $500,000 in annual awards, according to a news release.

For details or to add your organization's scholarship to the website, call 843-681-9100.

United Way accepting applications for campaign

Nonprofit health and human service organizations in Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper and surrounding counties can now apply for the annual Combined Federal Campaign, the only authorized workplace solicitation of military and federal employees.

Applicants must demonstrate a substantial local presence and meet eligibility and public accountability standards, according to a news release from the United Way of the Lowcountry, which administers the program locally. They will be included in the CFC Contributor's Guide, which individuals use to select charities to give to, the release said.

Applications are available from Pamela Reading-Smith at the United Way office in Beaufort at 843-982-3040 or online at www.opm.gov/cfc. Applications must be sent to United Way's Beaufort office by 5 p.m. March 1.

Details: Call Reading-Smith at 843-982-3040.

DHEC to conduct flu exercise Monday

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Beaufort County Public Health Department will practice pandemic flu response Monday, in part by providing free vaccinations.

The public is invited to help the agency improve its preparedness by visiting the health department at 501 Wilmington St. in Beaufort between noon and 5 p.m. to receive the flu vaccine.

Appointments are required. Call 843-525-5915 or 888-325-8599.

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