The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for two $1,500 scholarships given to high school seniors in Newton or Needham who succeed in school and give back to the community, according to the organization. Each award will be given to a senior headed to an accredited college in the fall of 2014, and will be applied toward his or her college tuition after their first semester, according to an announcement from the organization. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 31. A panel of local business leaders will select the winners, basing their decision on the application’s completeness and accuracy, the student’s transcript, letters of recommendation, and an essay response. For more information, visit www.nnchamber.com/scholarship, or contact Kevin Ruddyat 781-370-5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.