High school seniors in the Coastal Bend area have a few more weeks to apply for the Salute to Education scholarship.

The Salute to Education scholarship is open to high school students who live or attend school in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces and San Patricio.

Scholarships are awarded based on students' character, academic achievement, career goals, financial need and service to their school and community.

For more than 11 years, Ford Motor Company and the Coastal Bend Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers have awarded local high school students funding for college through Salute to Education scholarships.

Eligible students may apply online at www.salutetoeducation.net and complete the online application by the Feb. 3 deadline.