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Scholarships Again Available Through Owen County Community Foundation

OCCF Report

Your Owen County Community Foundation is pleased to offer applications for 2012 scholarships. According to OCCF Administrative Director Marilyn Hart, “Scholarships are one of the great ways our OCCF donors pitch in to help support education in our community. We’re really pleased to offer so many scholarship options for our Owen County students.”

Your Owen County Community Foundation administers 45 scholarship funds that were created by caring donors. Some wanted to honor and memorialize a fam- ily member or close friend. Others wished to honor a student’s dedication and commitment to education by making their path in college a little easier.

Each OCCF scholarship reflects the founder’s interests, and consequently the eligibility and criteria are different for each scholarship. Only the Jefferson Township/Coal City Alumni Scholarship and the James P. Root Scholarship are available to non- Owen County residents. All others require the recipients to live in Owen County.

Some scholarships require the recipient to pursue a four-year degree at a college or university. Others require the recipient to attend a trade or technical school. Several scholarships are available to adult students already in college or enrolling for the first time, as well as students who were home schooled and preparing to start college.

Information on OCCF’s scholarships and applications are available from the guidance offices at Owen Valley, Cloverdale, White River Valley, and Clay City high schools. Applications also may be downloaded from the OCCF website at www.owencountycf.org, requested via an email to info@owencountycf.org, or picked up at the OCCF office on the second floor of the Owen County State Bank at 201 West Morgan in Spencer.

Your Owen County Community Foundation is committed to help make our communities better places to live, work, and grow. To do so, OCCF matches donors with local projects, including scholarships for our residents to continue their education. The staff at your Community Foundation is available to answer questions, whether about applying for a scholarship or inquiring on how to set up a new scholarship or grant fund. They are only a phone call away at 812-829-1725.

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