Perry County Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - Steve Upmeyer, president of the Perry County Community Foundation's board of directors, 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 26 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education. Awards are made by the community foundation following a competitive process. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the Perry County Community Foundation. Two applicants 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. 19.

Applicants are required to submit their applications online this year. Detailed information is available for both programs at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org or by calling Sally Houzanme, director for the foundation, at 547-3176. 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 foundation, contact Houzanme at 547-3176 or sallyh@perrycommunityfoundation.org. The Perry County Community Foundation is a member of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville.