The Hackensack Lions give away scholarships every year to deserving students living in the Hackensack area.

This year the Lions have added more scholarships to be given away. There are six $1,500 scholarships available to seniors graduating in 2020 and attending post-secondary education.

Three scholarships are for attendance at traditional four-year institutions. The Lions are excited to offer three new scholarships exclusively for students entering a trade education including, but not limited to, trades such as plumbing, heating or electrical.

Applications are normally due by now, but with the unprecedented challenge of education this year, the Lions have extended the deadline to Oct. 1. This allows the students to begin school and still apply for the scholarship.

Lions scholarships are not given to the students until after their first grading semester is complete and they supply proof of attendance in the form of an official school transcript.

Anyone interested in applying can contact Bill Kennedy at 218-838-9468 or to obtain the scholarship application.