When it comes to paying for college, every single penny helps. If you're up to your eyeballs in college applications and scratching your head, trying to figure out how you're going to pay for you teen to go to college, a local group would like to offer some help.

If you've got a teen who attends high school in Broome County, the Broome County Republican Women's Club has an opportunity for them to be awarded some scholarship money.

The Broome County Republican Women's Club (BCRWC) is offering $500 through the June B. Harding Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to area high school students, including home schooled seniors, who are looking to attend either a two-year or a four-year college.

Your student will be required to fill out a short application and write a essay of at least 200 words on "What My American Citizenship Means to Me." Completed applications and essays are due and must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 18, 2016.

Your student can pick up an application from their guidance counselor or can request one by sending a letter of request to:

BCRWC Scholarship Committee
C/o Ms. Pat Curran
235 Harry L. Drive, Apartment 113
Johnson City, NY 13790

The scholarship winner and their parents will be invited to the club's June 9th monthly dinner meeting to share their essay with club members.

If you'd like more information, feel free to reach out to Pat Curran at 607-729-8779 or 607-240-7329. You can also email her at quilterpc13760@yahoo.com.