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Letters make the numbers worthwhile

Posted on Jul 13, 2017, by

The Community Foundation has topped $1 million in scholarships awarded for the second year in a row. But it is letters, not numbers, that tell the real story here. The letters are from many of the 330 students that were awarded $1.06 million in scholarships supported by our donors. The assistance came from 156 charitable funds established […]

298 students receive $1 million+ in scholarships

Posted on Jun 28, 2016, by

See full graphic The total scholarships awarded by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region surpassed $1 million this year for the first time in the nonprofit organization’s 30-year history, helping 298 students pursue further education. The assistance came from 142 scholarship funds established by individuals, businesses and other organizations with the Community Foundation. Most […]

School time means scholarship time

Posted on Aug 28, 2014, by

Can you believe it is back to school time already? For most students this is a very exciting and busy time of year.  For college-bound students this can also mean a bit of apprehension.  New surroundings, new friends, new teachers and classes, and a financial burden that comes along with their goal for an education […]

4 tips for scholarship applicants

Posted on Feb 13, 2014, by

Personally, I’m not a procrastinator, but in my role at the Community Foundation I interact with many people who are. I’m talking about college-bound high school seniors. They’re so busy that applying for scholarships often falls to the bottom of their “to-do” list until they feel the pressure of a deadline … or their parents.

A feather for their caps

Posted on Jun 27, 2013, by

WOW! This year’s extremely busy scholarship season is nearly over.  The applications have been reviewed by committees, selections have been made, students have been notified and scholarship presentations have taken place at local high schools.