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The Czech Heritage Society of Texas is accepting applications for the Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship.

The $500 stipend was established in memory of the late Victor Alfons Peter, who died in 1996.

Peter was a retired businessman and a trustee of the Czech Heritage Society.

Following the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989, he was instrumental in reestablishing relationships between the Czechs of Texas and the Old Country.

The Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior to help further his or her education.

As part of their application students will write a 300-word essay on either of two topics.

Topics are: A Family Member Who Represents Czech Heritage or A Family Member Who Contributed to the Czech Heritage in the United States.

In addition, a high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, 200-word autobiography, a 100 -word statement explaining what he or she plans to study in college or at the university, list of ten ways in which he or she has had contact with Czech culture, and a cover sheet including the students name, address, phone number, and high school's name, address and phone number.

Students do not have to be associated with the Czech Heritage Society or be of Czech origin to apply.

The Czech Heritage Society of Texas was founded in 1982 with the purpose of preserving and promoting Czech heritage in the state.

Deadline for accepting scholarship applications for the Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship is Feb. 28, 2008.

Application should be sent to The Czech Heritage Society of Texas, Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship, 4117 Willowbend, Houston, TX 77025.

For additional information interested parties may contact Patricia Parma, 3311 Carolina Way, Richmond, TX 77469 (Phone 281-342-4898)

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