Community Foundation of Boone County now accepting scholarship applications

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CFBC President & CEO Jen Pendleton informs Miranda Dafoe that she’s been chosen as a Lilly Scholar. Dafoe and Candice Park were the two 2014 scholarship recipients. (Submitted photos)

CFBC President & CEO Jen Pendleton informs Miranda Dafoe that she’s been chosen as a Lilly Scholar. Dafoe and Candice Park were the two 2014 scholarship recipients. (Submitted photos)

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The Community Foundation of Boone County has announced that applications for 2015 scholarship opportunities, including the four-year, full-tuition Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, are now available on the CFBC website: www.communityfoundationbc.org.  The deadline to submit applications for the Lilly Scholarship is Jan. 21 and for general scholarships is Feb. 10.

Since CFBC awarded the first Todd Getty Mental Attitude Award in 1995 to now-Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, more than $3 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 1,000 area students. Today, the Community Foundation of Boone County manages 45 scholarships, which generated more than $270,000 in scholarships to deserving high school students in 2014.

Students from across Boone County use scholarship funding to pursue education beyond high school, be it vocational training, undergraduate studies or graduate studies.  Some CFBC scholarships consider financial need as a component, while others are merit-based only.

These scholarships are made possible by Boone County individuals, families, civic groups and businesses who recognize the tremendous need for assistance in meeting the rising costs of higher education, and have established scholarship funds with CFBC to help alleviate the costs for students pursuing degrees.

For questions regarding CFBC scholarships, contact Julie Cole Mecum at 765-482-0024, 317-873-0210 or by email at julie@communityfoundationbc.org.


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