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Parents: It’s scholarship time!

Winter is here, and while high school seniors may not be filling out college applications quite yet, you can bet their parents are already pondering the “T” word – tuition – and wondering how to afford those fees. We can help! This is the perfect time to start getting a jump on available scholarships, and […]

$1 million in scholarships ready for earlier applications

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is now accepting applications for more than $1 million in scholarship money available to students from 60 schools. A change in federal rules allows many college-bound students to apply for scholarships sooner than they could have in the past. They now can use information from their parents’ […]

A million and two reasons why applying for scholarships is easier

Kylie Sweere has a million-dollar smile. The 2015 Hilbert High School graduate went on to the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh to study English and marketing, with help from a $3,000 scholarship from the Violet and Ruben Laack Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is a memorial to the late Violet and Ruben Laack. They both knew […]

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.