PENSACOLA — Are you a Northwest Florida student headed for college and wondering how you'll afford to pay for it?

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association-Pensacola Charitable Foundation Inc. has annually awarded scholarships to Northwest Florida applicants since 2010. These are open to Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County students in all fields.

Scholarships — available to those entering or already attending a college or university during 2017 — are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular participation, part-time/community work, essay preparation, recommendations and financial need.

This year's awards — totaling $2,500 — will help with book and lab fee expenses. April 18 is the application deadline. Past winners may reapply.

Applicants can download the 2017 scholarship application at Contact George B. Dodge Sr., AHEPA-Pensacola Charitable Foundation president, at 473-0108 for additional information.