The Utah Jazz are offering two $1,000 scholarships to Utah high school seniors residing within 75 miles of the Salt Palace. The competition is open to males and females and will provide money for use at any college or university.

A committee will consider applications, which must include a transcript of credits through the junior year, SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and an essay of up to 500 words on "The Importance of a College Education."Requests should be mailed to Jazz Scholarships, Utah Jazz, 5 Triad Center Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84180.

The deadline is March 3, and winners will be announced in early April. Students living out side the 75-mile area may apply for one of four at-large scholarships given by the National Basketball Association, Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022.