The window to apply for two local scholarships is now open. The Black River Area Chamber of Commerce hands out the annual Fern Helbling Scholarships. Fern was a local registered nurse before passing away in 1999. One of the scholarships, the Fern Helbling Business Scholarship will be awarded to a college student at least in their second year of a four-year based college. The other scholarship, the Fern Helbling Women’s Scholarship, will be awarded to a woman 25-years or older enrolled in a two or four year college program. The maximum amount of these scholarships is up to $1,500 each. You can find applications online at blackrivercountry.net under the ‘Chamber’ tab. Applications are due by May 21st.