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Foundation announces scholarship opportunities

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PERRY COUNTY – Renate Warner, director of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that scholarship opportunities are available through the foundation’s community scholarship program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. 

The community scholarship program is made up of 27 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements.

These opportunities were created by donors to provide Perry County students opportunities for advanced education. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion or national origin. 

Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students, as well.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. 

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the Perry County Community Foundation. 

One applicant will be awarded the scholarship, which covers four years of undergraduate study at an accredited Indiana college or university and an allowance for required fees, books and equipment. Further criteria apply.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 21.

Applicants are required to submit their applications online. Detailed information is available for both programs at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org by clicking on the link to the left that says Community Scholarship Program or Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. 

Warner noted that this year the online application process allows students to save their work, unlike in the past when all information had to be submitted in one sitting.

The Perry County Community Foundation is a charitable organization formed to strengthen the community by awarding grants to local nonprofits by bringing individuals together to address community needs and by offering personalized charitable gift-planning services to our donors. 

The foundation is made up of a collection of endowed funds – like scholarship funds – established by donors from all walks of life and generally focused on charitable endeavors in their own communities. 

For more information about the community foundation or scholarships, contact Warner at 547-3176 or renate @perrycommunityfoundation.org.